CATFISH Duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman to Write and Direct THE MONKEY WRENCH GANG

     May 7, 2012


Coming off the success of the documentary Catfish and the fake documentary Paranormal Activity 3, directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are looking to tackle a film of a different sort.  Deadline reports that Josst and Schulman will write and direct an adaptation of Edward Abbey’s 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang.  The story centers on four guys in the 1970s who try to sabotage over-development in the American West.  Three of the four vow to not harm “human, animal, plant or rock,” while the fourth is more interested in the effects of pyrotechnics.

Joost and Schulman are returning to direct Paranormal Activity 4, after which they’ll presumably move on to The Monkey Wrench Gang.  Hit the jump to read a synopsis for the book.

the-monkey-wrench-gangHere’s a synopsis for The Monkey Wrench Gang:

Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power—taking on the strip miners, clear-cutters, and the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening the natural habitat. The Monkey Wrench Gang is on the move—and peaceful coexistence be damned! [Amazon]


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