Catherine Hardwicke will next direct “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” based on Edward Abbey’s anti-establishment classic of the same name reports Production Weekly.
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 eco-terrorism (aka. monkey-wrenching), a new generation of environmentalists who practiced sabotage for the sake of saving the Earth.
The film is currently in pre production with filming due to start in May, at several locations across New Mexico. William Goldman and Christian Forte adapted the screenplay.