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Announcing Atlas Shrugged Part 2 On Ayn Rand’s Birthday!
February 2, 2012 -- John Aglialoro, the producer of Atlas Shrugged Part 1, has announced that the cameras will soon roll on Part 2 of the planned movie trilogy of Ayn Rand’s great novel. The film will be in theaters this fall! And, as with the first movie, The Atlas Society will be heavily involved both in promoting the movie and spreading the Objectivist philosophy developed by Rand. The announcement came on February 2, 2012, which would have been Rand’s 107th birthday! Harmon Kaslow, who produced Atlas Shrugged Part 1 with Aglialoro, tells us the timing was no coincidence: “We have high aspirations for Part 2. We’ve looked carefully at Part 1 and taken time to analyze and reexamine everything from the script to the casting. John and I are committed to making a great Part 2 and excited about what lies ahead.” Aglialoro made public that:
• The film is now fully financed;
• Principal photography will begin April 2012 in Los Angeles, Colorado, and New York;
• Emmy Award winner Duncan Scott, who worked with Rand to produce the English-subtitled version of the Italian film of her novel We the Living, will act as a screenplay consultant, joining The Atlas Society’s David Kelley in that task;
• Veteran TV producer Jeff Freilich will be coming on with Aglialoro and Kaslow to produce the picture;
• The theatrical release of the film will be October 2012;
• AtlasShruggedMovie.com website has been launched with “portals” to the Part 1 and Part 2 websites.
Part 2 will cover the second section of Rand’s still-bestselling 1957 novel, entitled “Either-Or.” Part 2 dramatizes the collapse of industrial America; its chilling parallels with the state of America today account in part for the novel’s continuing popularity.