Back in July, I blogged about the coming film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. So, where does the project now stand?
The plan is to release the film on April 15, 2011 – a great date given the themes of the book. There isn’t yet a trailer available as far as I know. However, a preview of the film was shown recently in New York City to a group put together by the Atlas Society. Here is a description of the event by one attendee (though I have never heard of his Dallas-based group). The film will be rated PG-13.
Some of the stills I’ve seen look great (see above for one of them found on the movie’s Facebook page). In fact, they’ve got me pretty geeked up to see the film. Funny that despite the movie’s launch being noted on IMDB and in the New York Times, etc, that I almost have trouble believing the film will actually appear in theatres until I see it myself given how difficult the road from book to film has been.
Finally, here is a case for why actress Tilda Swinton should have been cast as Dagny Taggart. It is a reasonable argument – though I picture Dagny more as a brunette (and I’m not sure if the text contradicts or supports my present image but I thought she was described as having brown hair) and a bit tougher looking than Swinton. Swinton, though, is a stellar actress who would probably perform quite well in the part.