Trailer: Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 Teaser Trailer and Poster
The producers behind Atlas Shrugged: Part 1, the film adaptation of Ayn Rands 1957 novel, announced today that they intend to make a sequel. The announcement of Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 was made in celebration of the 107th anniversary of Rand’s birth.
Part 1 only grossed $4.6 million in theaters on an estimated $10 to $20 million budget so many thought a sequel was a no go. The first film did earn a very respectable $5,640 per theater on it’s opening weekend but dropped off quickly after critics panned the film. While personally I liked the film felt more like a TV movie than a big screen feature film.
Along with the announcement of Atlas Shrugged: Part 2, the producers also released the first official teaser trailer and poster for the film. Like most teasers it’s nothing more than an announcement that the film is being made and no actual footage from the sequel is included. The trailer is definitely pandering to the political right (the most obvious supporters of Rands work) by featuring the likes of Glenn Beck, John Stossel, Shawn Hannity, Dennis Miller… well, pretty much the cast of the FOX News team.
Filming for Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 is expected to begin in April to be in theaters October 2012. Just in time to rile up the Tea Party for the 2012 election.
Full Release from The Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Blog
(Santa Monica, CA) – February 2nd, 2012 – 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.
Based on Ayn Rand’s (Feb. 2 1905 – Mar. 6 1982) 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED is set in the near future when a dystopian United States finds its leading innovators, from industrialists to artists, mysteriously disappearing at an alarming rate resulting in the “stopping the motor of the world.”
Joining the production is Duncan Scott, an 8 time Emmy Award winner, who worked extensively with Rand in her editing of “We the Living.”
“Rand has long been the focus of Duncan’s work. He brings invaluable experience to the table as well as an incredible depth of knowledge regarding Atlas. We’re thrilled to have him on the team.” stated Producer John Aglialoro.
Rand’s 1,100 page novel is being produced by Atlas Productions as a trilogy which follows the three part structure of the bestselling 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.
“It’s no coincidence that we chose Ayn Rand’s Birthday as the occasion to make this announcement. 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,” according to Producer Harmon Kaslow.
A new teaser trailer is now available on YouTube with an official teaser poster adorning the trilogy’s official website.
Official Trilogy Web Site: http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com
Official Part 1 Web Site: http://www.AtlasShruggedPart1.com
Official Part 2 Web Site: http://www.AtlasShruggedPart2.com
ASP2 Teaser Video: http://bit.ly/ASP2TeaserTrailer
About Atlas Productions, LLC
Atlas Productions, LLC. was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute a movie trilogy of Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit http://www.AtlasShruggedMovie.com.