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A Teaser for Atlas Shrugged: Part 2

— by ADAM POYNTER —

“Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” was just about as controversial as the book on which it was based has been for the past 50-plus years. It wasn’t exactly revered by most film critics last year when it was released, but true fans of this haunting look at the future by author Ayn Rand were delighted to hear that the second installment of the “Atlas Shrugged” movie trilogy was officially greenlit Feb. 2. It is slated to begin filming this April with a release date later in the year.

I felt the first movie was a compelling and disturbing glimpse of our government and society. It wasn’t a film with big special effects or major Hollywood actors — which is a reason I believe the movie rated so lowly with certain critics. However, the ideas represented in the film — whatever your own views may be — are the reasons to see this movie and its sequels.

When you look at how many theaters actually played “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” in limited release, you see how dedicated admirers of this work of fiction truly are. Everyone that I saw the film with had very strong opinions and reactions to its subject matter.

Below is a little teaser trailer for the announcement of the forthcoming sequel — “Atlas Shrugged: Part 2” — which showcases real footage from past interviews, and news programs discussing this book and its subject matter. There is no new information for those in anticipation of the second film, but those who are most excited to see its return to the big screen already have read the book and already know what is to come.



The film already has a website for the trilogy of films and now has opened a second website to tease your appetite for more information on the upcoming second film.

So are you a fan of the book, film or even the author Ayn Rand in general? Leave a comment and let us know.

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4 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. Geraldine #
    1

    I enjoyed watching the 1st one and I am definitely looking forward on the 2nd one.

  2. super b #
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    Yes!!

  3. Canucklehead #
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    Wasn’t exactly revered by the critics. Ladies and gentlemen we have a winner in the understatement of the year contest.

  4. 4

    I hope they keep the same cast too … except that I heard rumors that they were NOT going to be keeping Jsu Garcia as Francisco d’Anconia … which I think is a complete mistake. I’d love to know what others thought of his portrayal??

    And on a positive note, Jsu is currently starring in a film which premieres March 8th – The Wayshower, at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome. It’s a free screening, open to everyone. Jsu is fantastic in this, together with Oscar nominees Eric Roberts and Sally Kirkland. http://bit.ly/PRINTICKETws .

    He co-wrote and co-directed The Wayshower with his long time spiritual teacher and friend Dr. John-Roger. The result is one of the most inspiring and life-changing films. Like the first time I read the Fountainhead (sorry but it’s my favorite), it changed the way I saw myself and the world, and inspired me into greater responsibility and bigger dreams. The Wayshower is a similar game changer. Completely changed the commitment I have to myself, the commitment to living my life for me, and showed me how important it is not to live according to our doubts and fears, but to our love and vision.



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