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Tuesday 01 December 2015
Broadway World

…Nick Nolte in the Taylor Hackford film Parker,and Atlas Shrugged Part 2 with Samantha Mathis. Mr Gilman is familiar to TV audiences as a series regular on “Studio 5B” with Jeffrey Tambor, “Nurses,” “Closeup News…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Dec 2015
Wednesday 25 November 2015
Gary Thompson, Daily News (Philadelphia)

…Trumbo, Hollywood’s most famous Communist, turns out to be a much more appealing capitalist than anyone in those “Atlas Shrugged” movies.

Banned from Hollywood, jailed for thumbing his nose at the House Un-American Activities Committee, Trumbo fights back with a creative money-making scheme that can be described only as entrepreneurial.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Nov 2015
Tuesday 17 November 2015
Paul Bond, Hollywood Reporter

An Atlas Shrugged TV miniseries is in the works.

The people behind the recent movie trilogy, based on the works of Ayn Rand, have tapped industry veteran Albert Ruddy to produce. Ruddy is the Oscar-winning producer of The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby.

Ruddy will produce along with John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow, the duo behind the three Atlas Shrugged movies that were released in 2011, 2012 and 2014. The three films, while popular among Libertarian fans of Rand’s book, made a collective $9 million at the box office.

Kaslow said the 1,200-page book lends itself better to a miniseries of up to 15 hours than it did to the movie trilogy that ran less than six hours.

Atlas deserves, and requires, more time if a reflective adaptation is the goal,” Kaslow said. “A TV series is the one medium we’re sure to have that opportunity.”

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Nov 2015
Wednesday 11 November 2015
Zachary Leeman, PopZette

The “Atlas Shrugged” Trilogy — Produced by businessman John Aglialoro, the films essentially act like a CliffsNotes version of Ayn Rand’s book broken into three parts. The story concerns a world very much similar to our own — a growing and oppressive government takes more and more away from the people and the prosperous in the name of good. The individual has become a taboo idea, and the idea of “we” has taken over.

The story of “Atlas Shrugged” is a reminder about the essential need to let individual prospers. Imagine a world where people like Steve Jobs are villains, not heroes. “Atlas Shrugged” asks the question: What if the dreamers of the world suddenly had enough and decided to disappear?

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Nov 2015
Thursday 05 November 2015
Todd Seavey, Splice Today

No sooner had libertarians begun to forget the pain of the terrible recent Atlas Shrugged film trilogy (those few of us who saw it, that is) than it was announced there’s a TV miniseries version in the works, one taking surprising liberties with the plot, given the notorious rigidity of author Ayn Rand’s intellectual estate.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2015
Wednesday 04 November 2015
Kayla Hawkins, Zap2It

Gunzelman, who supposedly loves “Star Wars” … tries to defend it by sticking up for the return to the original trilogy and its classic “good versus evil” storyline, but Shimkus and Cavuto shoot that down as “cliche.”

Good vs. evil is too cliche? Even “Atlas Shrugged: Part 2” had “good” forces trying to thwart “evil” ones.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2015
Monday 02 November 2015
Matt Brennan, Indie Wire - Thompson on Hollywood

After acquiring the rights to Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, with its tortured development history, Ruddy hopes to make a “six- or eight-hour” version for TV. We offer a few casting suggestions.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Nov 2015
Joey Clark, The Libertarian Republic

Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” rightfully sits upon many a libertarian’s bookshelf as a testament to the influence of Rand’s fiction on the liberty movement. With its sweeping…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Nov 2015
Sunday 01 November 2015
Michael Cieply, New York Times

It took a while — more than 40 years, actually.

But Albert S. Ruddy, a movie and television producer who does not like to quit, has landed rights to make his passion project: a screen version of “Atlas Shrugged,” Ayn Rand’s Objectivist bible.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Nov 2015
Thursday 29 October 2015
Broadway World

…Nick Nolte in the Taylor Hackford film Parker, and Atlas Shrugged Part 2 with Samantha Mathis. Mr Gilman is familiar to TV audiences as a series regular on “Studio 5B” with Jeffrey Tambor, “Nurses,” “Closeup News…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Oct 2015
Thursday 22 October 2015
Nathan Rabin, The Onion A.V. Club

Imagine a world where the decades-long process of bringing Ayn Rand’s epic 1957 ode to heroic self-interest, Atlas Shrugged, did not conclude with the tome being adapted in the saddest, most rinky-dink manner imaginable. Then the final installment would be a source of great celebration, if not a bona fide pop-culture event.

In that alternate world, each entry would be the source of intense public interest. Kids everywhere would dress up like heroes Dagny Taggart, Hank Rearden, or John Galt for Halloween. Objectivism would skyrocket in popularity. And the long-awaited finish of a book that took over a half-century to reach the big screen would be the subject of midnight viewings all over the world.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2015
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The Onion A.V. Club

…begins to look a bit like the Hasbro equivalent of Atlas Shrugged, Part III. Its one saving grace is that Chu’s direction is so wildly inconsistent that it manages to produce a handful of genuinely gorgeous…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2015