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Atlas delayed

The forthcoming film adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged starring Angelina Jolie has apparently been indefinitely delayed, according to Cinematical.

She had a little more to say about the adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, which is moving forward very slowly, despite having the Plan B powerhouse of Pitt and Jolie behind it. Angelina told me that the project is still on the table, but "the thing with Atlas is just, we all feel that it's one of those projects where if you can't do it right, you really can't touch it. So we have not had all the pieces come together. There's not been a director that's right to come on, or all of those elements. So until it does, you know, I certainly don't want to be a part of something that's just put together to hit 'this date.'

I suppose this sort of delay was inevitable given that the book was always said to be unfilmable. The fact that they do seem to want to "do it right" should probably be seen as encouraging for those of us who see something in the book. 

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Reader Comments (2)

Weird. Well it is a Pandora's Box of a project.

It is so controversial in realpolitik. And scary potent - that book has a serious impact on everyone who reads it and most people misinterpret it in so many ways based on their underlying politics.

I found it powerfully inspiring for years, but a lot of people dont see the possibility - all they see is someone who thinks some people are better than others when we are all losers in the gutter together (ie. "human"). It's hard to say some people merit / deserve more than others or define the rules as to why - the communists and egalitarians and unions and the "majority" really work at destroying anyone who thinks they deserve more.
Jun 24, 2007 at 3:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterT
I just can't imagine the impact it will have on British viewers. Their heads will probably implode, I imagine.
Jun 24, 2007 at 7:21 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

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