Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Atlas Shrugged - the movie update

They just finished filming Atlas Shrugged. It goes into post production and should be in the can by January. They are shooting for a release date some time in the second quarter of 2011. - They shot it on a low budget, and it is only the first third of the book. If it sells in theaters, they will make part two, and if that sells, part three.
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It is a bunch of unknown actors, and the director is making his big screen film debut.
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This is the actress that will play Dagny Taggert
Her name is Taylor Schilling.
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I imagine they wont have a bunch of money for promotion, but hey, its the second most popular book ever written in terms of sales. (the Bible is number 1) I think it has a built in audience and will probably do okay if they didn't screw it up to much.
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Because they are breaking it up into a trilogy, I have hope that they can make it true to Rand's vision.

3 comments:

Heff said...

They best do some promotions. I haven't heard of it.

Brian in Mpls said...

I am super excited to see this.

Bill From Gainesville said...

April 15th is the targeted release date. Hope they can get a large distribution for it.