After nearly 40 years of false starts, Ayn Rand’s 1,368-page paean to liberty and entrepreneurship is finally about to come to life on the big screen.
Watch the trailer which was just unveiled today!!
The film will be the first installment in an intended trilogy.
Over the decades, attempts to translate the novel to the movies or TV ran into one obstacle after another…
- In the early 2000s, a TNT miniseries was abandoned after the AOL-Time Warner merger sucked up TNT’s available capital
- In the 1980s, Rand’s “intellectual heir” Leonard Peikoff rejected a script
- In the 1970s, NBC executive Fred Silverman decided the network’s money was better spent on shows like Supertrain than an Atlas miniseries…
In recent years, rumors flew fast and furious about a revival of the project… and especially who might play Dagny Taggart. (“It’s Angelina Jolie!” “No, it’s Charlize Theron!” No, no, it’s Julia Roberts!”)
In the end, it went to the nearly unknown Taylor Schilling… a reflection of the fact no major Hollywood studio would put its bucks behind the project. A good chunk of the funding comes from John Aglialoro, the CEO of treadmill maker Cybex.
Look for it in theaters (alas, you may have to look hard, given the limited distribution channels) on a rather appropriate date — April 15.
IF YOU CARE ABOUT LIBERTY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP and SOUND MONEY
then take two minutes and call up your local theater to make sure they plan to carry Atlas Shrugged and the rest of the trilogy when it comes to town in April. They have a blockbuster on their hands, but unless you let them know you’re interested, this will be a limited release and you’ll have to go out of your way to see it.
CALL RIGHT NOW!! Look up your local cinema phone number in 5 seconds here: http://www.theatersguide.com/
OR: Go right here to enter your zip code and “demand it”!
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