Atlas Shrugged Movie to Begin Filming!

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Submitted by The Atlas Society on Mon, 2010-05-31 17:23

Atlas Shrugged Movie to Begin Filming!

May 29, 2010

John Aglialoro has gone public with his latest project to film Atlas Shrugged: an independent production set to begin filming June 11. Aglialoro decided to go forward on his own after the latest venture with Lionsgate Studios collapsed early this year.

After 17 years of working with major studios, only to see projects peter out from studio delay, unworkable scripts, and balky stars, Aglialoro has taken the entrepreneurial helm. Working with screenwriter Brian Patrick O’Toole, he has completed a script covering the first part of Rand’s novel (through the run of the John Galt Line and its aftermath).

Aglialoro expects the film to be released by the first quarter of 2011. He currently projects a three-movie sequence, following the structure of the novel. He has engaged Paul Johansson as director. Locations have been booked and casting is nearly complete.

“There’s obviously a lot of risk in doing it this way,” says Aglialoro, head of Cybex, the exercise-equipment company, and a trustee of The Atlas Society. “But taking risks for something you believe in—that’s what Atlas is all about. The strength of the project is what it’s always been: the power of Ayn Rand’s novel.”

No Way

atlascott's picture

There is no way to shoot the first 1/3 of the novel on $5 million with a release date of 02/2011.

There is a possibility that if they have the John Galt of producers, directors, script writers and actors, it might be watchable.

They may be forced to modernize it to save $ rather than doing a period piece.

It is apropos that the story involves a train wreck.

Oh groan!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Yes, looking really bad. KASSless, so desperate that it climbs into bed with Namblaphiles, is involved with something so excruciatingly bad as this Youtube sample?

Final nail in the coffin is what they deserve. Shame, though, just as Ed is finding what it means to KASS. His current press releases leave ARI's for dead (in fact, ARI's have stopped). Almost as good as SOLO's!

Looks bad

This looks really bad. I think KASSless is looking for this to revive them but instead this might be the final nail in the coffin.

Expect adaptation decay

RL0919's picture

I believe my post from a couple of months back about how Hollywood will adapt the novel is relevant here. Since this is an indie production, I expect fewer fight scenes and explosions than I originally predicted, but gross changes to the characters and plot are still well within the realm of possibility.

The TV Tropes entry on Adaptation Decay is also worth a read.

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Doug Bandler's picture

Here is some more info:

And then there is this:

I don't know what to think about this, but I have a bad feeling. . .

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