Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman first found success with their is-it-a-documentary-or-not Catfish, and followed that up with the mainstream success of Paranormal Activity 3. Now they’re going in a slightly different direction, as they have signed on to direct the comedy, The Monkey Wrench Gang.
The directors are adapting the 1975 satire by Edward Abbey, which centres on four men who battle against the industrial development of their beloved desert in the American Southwest. While they attempt to sabotage construction sites, they vow never to harm another human being, animal, plant or rock.
The directors commented, “We’re excited and honored to turn this book into a movie. People often ask us why we work together and as Edward Abbey used to say, ‘One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork.'”
Catherine Hardwicke was once attached to direct, but she is no longer involved. It’ isn’t known when it might shoot. (Source: Deadline)