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Sequel announced for the low-budget Atlas Shrugged...with awful teaser!

02.03.2012

We have a major announcement! Forget about all those big-budget superhero flicks, action extravaganzas, and Terrance Malick art-house snooze fests...this is the news you've been waiting for!

"Atlas Productions, LLC announced today that “Atlas Shrugged Part 2”, the second installment of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy, has been officially greenlit with principal photography to begin this coming April in Los Angeles, Colorado, and New York."

DID YOU HEAR THAT???

Oh, there's more kemosabe...wait, let me just stop right there and have you take a look at this sweet ass teaser for the film. Get ready for greatness. Make sure you're sitting down.

After seeing that teaser I almost forgot what THE DARK KNIGHT RISES was!

Atlas Productions is planning a trilogy of films, which follows the three part structure of the book. "Part 1 was released theatrically on April 15, 2011. Part 2 is set to be in theaters October 2012 amidst what is sure to be a fever pitched presidential election season."

Oh, snap.  They went there. It's a smart marketing move, I suppose, as keeping anything relevant to current affairs can help (or hinder) a project, but it feels kind of cheap to me.

The book Atlas Shrugged is about a dystopian United States where the government is overtaking the country and silencing those who drive society's growth and productivity and the resulting revolt against the movement.

Ayn Rand is a very influential and important writer, full of controversy and philosophy, and I can't help but feel she deserves better production value. I mean, take a look at the trailer for the first film...

Now, as one of the biggest selling and most influential books on the market, you'd think they could rub two nickels together to produce a better-looking film.  Many big name stars circled an adaptation in the past, from Clint Eastwood to Angelina Jolie, which is just a big tease for what was actually produced.

If you can't do it right...how's the rest of it go?

To further whet your appetite, they have produced this teaser poster, which was done by a 6th grade Photoshop class.

Extra Tidbit: I jest with this article, but in truth Ayn Rand's "Anthem" is one of my favorite books. I'd love to see it adapted properly. Sound off, schmoes...anyone seen the first Atlas Shrugged? Thoughts?

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7:48AM on 02/05/2012
The book is one of those rare truly epic in scale books that could be a great film(s) if it was done properly. It would at least stimulate some philosophical debate. This turd that the right wing dicknods are pumping out is pure crap. Bad score, bad actors, bad screenwriting, bad directing. It was just terrible....and railroads? They couldn't find a way to make it more relevant to now such as an electric super light plane or a super microchip or something?
The book is one of those rare truly epic in scale books that could be a great film(s) if it was done properly. It would at least stimulate some philosophical debate. This turd that the right wing dicknods are pumping out is pure crap. Bad score, bad actors, bad screenwriting, bad directing. It was just terrible....and railroads? They couldn't find a way to make it more relevant to now such as an electric super light plane or a super microchip or something?
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9:28PM on 02/04/2012
I think like 10 people saw the first one so, if you're excited for this, kudos but, I haven't been so BLEH on a sequel in a long ass time.
I think like 10 people saw the first one so, if you're excited for this, kudos but, I haven't been so BLEH on a sequel in a long ass time.
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5:42PM on 02/04/2012
I've never read Atlas Shrugged (although The Fountainhead and Anthem are among my favourite novels), but the trailer for AS Part: II was actually pretty decent in my opinion. The second one provided, however, as well as the poster...not so much.
I've never read Atlas Shrugged (although The Fountainhead and Anthem are among my favourite novels), but the trailer for AS Part: II was actually pretty decent in my opinion. The second one provided, however, as well as the poster...not so much.
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9:23AM on 02/04/2012
The fact that Faux News is so excited about this is all that it took to turn me off.
The fact that Faux News is so excited about this is all that it took to turn me off.
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10:46PM on 02/03/2012
Just what the world needs: more Ayn Rand.
Just what the world needs: more Ayn Rand.
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4:23PM on 02/03/2012
I'll be perfectly honest. Any sort of political influence which they may try and use by releasing it in October will be pointless. Most people have their views on Ayn Rand already, and people wont be going to see a poorly produced movie just on a whim.
I'll be perfectly honest. Any sort of political influence which they may try and use by releasing it in October will be pointless. Most people have their views on Ayn Rand already, and people wont be going to see a poorly produced movie just on a whim.
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3:44PM on 02/03/2012
People gonna joke, but I'm just glad the damn thing is happening because the story needs to be finished. I know the first one has people that hate or just don't care, but I want to see the whole thing filmed. I at least applaud them for doing the balsy thing and making it several films, something that almost never happens these days because studios understandably do the "wait-and-see" approach.
People gonna joke, but I'm just glad the damn thing is happening because the story needs to be finished. I know the first one has people that hate or just don't care, but I want to see the whole thing filmed. I at least applaud them for doing the balsy thing and making it several films, something that almost never happens these days because studios understandably do the "wait-and-see" approach.
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