Paranormal Activity 3 Directors To Write And Direct The Monkey Wrench Gang
Since busting on to the scene back in 2010, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have done their best to keep us guessing. Their ticket to notoriety, of course, was the thrilling and fascinating documentary Catfish, and then they moved over to the found-footage horror game with Paranormal Activity 3. While we know what's coming next from the filmmakers - Paranormal Activity 4 is hitting theaters this October - what does the future beyond hold for Joost and Schulman?
According to Deadline, the answer to that question is The Monkey Wrench Gang. The site reports that Joost and Schulman have been hired to write and directed an adaptation of Edward Abbey's 1975 novel. The project has been in-development hell for about 15 years now, but may finally come to light thanks to the Catfish duo. The comedy follows a gang of four in the 1970s American West who live their lives to sabotage construction sites, trains and the like. While three of the members don't believe in hurting people or animals. the fourth member, Hayduke, who is a Vietnam veteran, wants to see some carnage.
Said Joost and Schulman in an official statement, "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.’"
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