Despite grossing only $4 million in theaters and a RottenTomatoes rating of 11%, a sequel to "Atlas Shrugged," based on a novel by Ayn Rand, went into development. And today, we have a trailer for the new movie. Watch it below.
Plot: The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown.
Dagny Taggart, VP of Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret. It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good.
"Atlas Shrugged: Part II" is set to hit theaters on October 12th, in limited release.
minkowskiwrites: on September 6th, 2012 at 4:50:02 PM
Good god, this sh*t sounds like Adam Smith for the Davinci Code crowd.
Dre-ELwrites: on September 6th, 2012 at 6:34:29 PM
never even heard of the first one. was it good?
Rangerwrites: on September 6th, 2012 at 8:23:34 PM
Did I read this right?
I just looked it up. The first movie was an (estimated) budget of $6.5mil. And it's made $4mil. (gross) back. Which is like $2mil. net.
AND THEY'RE MAKING A SEQUEL?!?!?!?!
Who will distribute this? What theater owner wants to pay his projectionist to run a movie for an empty theater?!?!
'... to hit theaters in limited release.'
Rangerwrites: on September 6th, 2012 at 8:24:04 PM
@Dre - at $4mil income... NO one has seen this.
pornflywrites: on September 6th, 2012 at 8:41:27 PM
Not even MINK has seen this
Rangerwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 12:11:09 AM
Cannonwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 6:56:04 AM
Read the book (read all her books), saw the movie. It was sh*t. Probably one of the worst adaptations of a novel...ever. They recast Dagney, though, with a better and cuter actress. Always had a thing for Mathis, going all the way back to Pump up the Volume and Broken Arrow.
Still, this 2nd parter will likely be just as bad. Rands books, especially this one, are almost beyond adapting. The content and structure simply does not work under conventional film standards.