Filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3) have signed on to direct The Monkey Wrench Gang for producer Edward R. Pressman.

The directors will adapt the 1975 novel by Edward Abbey, which centers on four men who battle against the 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. Here's what the directors had to say about this project.

"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.'"

We reported way back in 2007 that Catherine Hardwicke was attached to direct, but she is no longer involved. Edward R. Pressman is producing alongside Gary Burden, with Alessandro Camon executive producing. No production schedule was revealed.