Based on Edward Abbey’s masterful novel of the same name, The Monkey Wrench Gang spins the hilarious tale of Vietnam veteran George Washington Hayduke III, who returns to the American Southwest to find his beloved canyons and rivers threatened by industrial development. On a rafting trip down the Colorado River, Hayduke joins forces with the sexy yet feminist saboteur Bonnie Abbzug, wilderness guide and ladies’ man Seldom Seen Smith, and passionate billboard torcher Doc Sarvis MD. Together they wander the country waging war on the big yellow machines, dam builders, road makers, strip miners and other voracious developers. Moving from one improbable situation to the next, the motley gang puts fear into the hearts of their enemies, laughing all the while.
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.’"