"Dogtown" Director to Handle the "Monkey Wrench Gang"

Variety reports that Catherine Hardwicke, director of "Thirteen" and "Lords of Dogtown," will develop "The Monkey Wrench Gang" for Columbia Pictures, a project based on Edward Abbey's anti-establishment novel.

"William Goldman is penning a new draft of the screenplay. Ed Pressman, Lloyd Phillips and Gary Burden are producing.

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.

"Its time has finally come to reach the screen. Public interest in environmental matters is high, and Abbey's irreverent, anti-establishment humor feels in synch with the times," said Pressman."

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