Thursday, August 14, 2008

'Atlas' Jaw Dropped'

A Missourian at An Advocate of the Republic alerted me to the fact that a movie is in the works on Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged".

Now, you've got to be an Ayn Rand fan to seriously appreciate the (potentially awful) possibilities here.

Number 1 -- this is HOLLYWOOD. Bulwark of the Left. (Antithesis of Randian laissez-faire.)

Number 2 -- see Number 1.

As I told AM, Peter Jackson managed to pull off "Lord of the Rings" superbly, against all expectations. So, perhaps, a proper treatment of "Atlas Shrugged" could happen.

But color me most definitely skeptical.


A Missourian said...

I found a plot description that I posted on my blog. It looks bad, we're talking Ed Asner's probably in it bad.

NeoConstant said...

Indeed, it will be interesting to see. The closest thing so far that I've seen to a bit of a nod to Ayn Rand is BioShock, the PC game.

Hollywood most certainly could make a disaster out of this. What sort of lefty spin might they toss in at the end?

Eowyn said...

AM -- all I can say is yikes. "International terrorism?" Sheesh.

Erik, from the sounds of it, they've already put in the spin! (See AM's blog)

*cringe* *shudder*