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Third Time's The Charm? 'Atlas Shrugged: Part 3' Coming In Summer 2014

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 26, 2013 4:20 PM
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They say that the definition of madness is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result, but sometimes movies are made for a simple reason: because you can. It certainly doesn't hurt when funding comes from multi-millionaire John Aglialoro, who has the rights to Ayn Rand's famed "Atlas Shrugged," and seemingly has no problem continuing to lose money on the feature film trilogy. There's probably an an objectivist lesson in all of this, but we'll let Aglialoro figure it out himself. At any rate, the third installment in the series no one cares about is coming.

It's been officially announced that "Atlas Shrugged Part 3" will be written by Duncan Scott (who helmed part two, and edited and produced Rand's film "We The Living") and Brian O'Toole, and open in 150 markets in summer 2014. Thus far, parts one and two cost between $10-20 million to make each, but only collectively brought in $8 million at the box office, though apparently home video has shown the movie has some life. And producers are keeping their ambitions high, hoping to shape the midterm elections or something.

"The message of 'Atlas Shrugged' is far greater than any particular political movement and our intention is to convey that message as clearly as possible," producer Harmon Kaslow told THR. "We are ultimately confident that we're going to have absolutely no direct impact on the looters already entrenched in Washington. We are however equally as confident that if we let 'Atlas' speak for itself, we can have an impact on the voters that put them there."

Thus far critics have not been kind, and unless there is drastic change for number three, that likely won't change. Anyway, in true Rand-ian fashion, the market will decided if anyone cares about this final installment, which will be made and marketed for less than $10 million.

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  • Robert | August 19, 2014 11:29 AMReply

    Any book is always better than the movie, But if you can no comprehension of what you read than your are lost. That is why the framers of the constitution felt the need to educate the new republic's citizens so they would not fall victim to propaganda from politicians who would like to become the ruling class and dictate how you should live and behave, oh and remember I FROM THE GOVERNMENT I'M HERE TO HELP!

  • Lori is an idiot | September 25, 2013 1:29 AMReply

    Perhaps the writer's ridicule stems from the fact that you Rand-zombies are so money-centric. You equate everything to money as if that's the only measure of freedom. The premise is laughable, and worst of all these movies are BORING.

  • Lori | September 17, 2013 11:15 PMReply

    To the writer of this is a sad day when a movie about 'the right to pursue happiness.' whether that happiness is in doing nothing or making something of yourself is ridiculed. People need to open up their eyes and take a look around them. Gas prices rise along with every other commodity on the planet, yet the job become more scarce by the day. The world economy is in ruin and we have no one but ourselves to blame. Government does not do social issues well and it never will. Send the politicians back to where they came from and let the people run the country the way our founding fathers intended. Everyone has a right to their intellectual property and should be allowed to prosper because of it. When intelligent people produce and prosper the rest of the world will as well by having jobs to go to everyday. Take pride in taking care of your own needs instead of looking for a handout from everyone. Let the individuals - not the collective - take care of their needy neighbors, but only until they can take care of themselves. Pride in a job well done breeds pride in oneself - self-esteem. Not an evil thing. And it made for an amazing movie that will have a "cult" following for many many years to come.

  • louise paden | April 9, 2013 1:09 PMReply

    I love atlas shrugged 1&2 but bring back the cast from the first movie.. for part 3.. this movie is close to home.

  • nathen | April 2, 2013 6:15 PMReply

    Im actually looking forward to the third installment. I found both the 1 & 2 parts enlightening and filled with american values that are easy to relate two. also both left me with a desire to know whats next and a longing to be as successful as the two main characters. Only downfall was the recasting seen in part two. not to say the acting was bad but the after building a connection with the characters in the first film it was sort of a let down.

  • Dryer | March 27, 2013 1:05 PMReply

    Tried watching the first piece garbage on Netflix, only survived thirty minutes. Absolutely horrible.

  • Zack | March 26, 2013 7:18 PMReply

    So the free market has spoken, and the Randanistas decided that was less important than continuing to fap on piles of money. Heartwarming.

  • jimmiescoffee | March 26, 2013 5:30 PMReply

    remember when Angelina Jolie was going to make this?

  • Ray H | March 26, 2013 4:54 PMReply

    It'd be fun to see if they entirely recast this part like the second film. Haven't seen either part but at least the first one had great looking leads.

  • mike | December 13, 2013 8:42 PM

    We now are living Atlas Shrugged. Wake up America!

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