The Monkey Wrench Gang
Hardwicke Helming Monkey Wrench Gang
September 27, 2005
Catherine Hardwicke (Lords of Dogtown, Thirteen) will develop and direct The Monkey Wrench Gang for Columbia Pictures based on Edward Abbey's anti-establishment classic of the same name. Variety says William Goldman is writing a new draft of the screenplay.
The story concerns a motley group of environmental warriors who wage mayhem against road builders and other developers in southern Utah.
Publication of Abbey's novel in 1975 gave rise to a new generation of environmentalists who practiced "monkey-wrenching" -- sabotage for the sake of saving the Earth.