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Atlas Crapped

The Free Market just went all John Galt on Atlas Shrugged Part 1 (of 3), preventing the two sequels from being made.

Luckily, the producer is a man and accepts that decision…just kidding! He’s a big baby like all Libertarians and is whining about “critics”!

“Critics, you won,” said John Aglialoro, the businessman who spent 18 years and more than $20 million of his own money to make, distribute and market “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1,” which covers the first third of Rand’s dystopian novel. “I’m having deep second thoughts on why I should do Part 2.”

“The New York Times gave us the most hateful review of all,” said Aglialoro, who also has a writing credit on the movie. “They didn’t cover it.”

No, wait, he’s Going Galt from making Ayn Rand films!
“Why should I put up all of that money if the critics are coming in like lemmings?” Aglialoro said. “I’ll make my money back and I’ll make a profit, but do I wanna go and do two? Maybe I just wanna see my grandkids and go on strike.”

Can’t even keep a consistent excuse during one simple interview. If you want to see Atlas Shrugged Part 1, I’m sure some conservative astroturf organization will buy like a million dvds to give away free and you can see it then.

But first…
he has a dramatic script called “Poker Room” in development. “Maybe the critics will be kinder to that one,” he said.

I can’t wait. To not watch that, either.

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

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Atlas Shrugged IS filming!

Atlas Shrugged is filming for real! And One Tree Hill’s Paul Johansson is starring and directing!

Why the rush to get a crappy version made? Because otherwise producer John Aglialoro would have lost the rights, which he paid $1 million for 20 years ago. This flick is budgeted at $5 million. Yes, $5 million. And it is Atlas Shrugged Part One, so it isn’t even the whole story! I guess Part Two will just be a movie of the super-long speech that slows down all the rape scenes Ayn Rand fans just love. This will be awfully hilarious.

The free market has declared no Ayn Rand photos!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - June 14, 2010 at 9:45 pm

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Atlas Shrugged movie actually getting made (maybe)

Will this film be 90 minutes of some smug guy talking and rape? Only if it stays true to Ayn Rand’s vision of speeches and rape!
John Aglialoro, the entrepreneur who 17 years ago paid $1 million to option the book rights, is tired of the futility and is taking matters into his own hands. He’s announced that he is financing a June 11 production start in Los Angeles for the first of what he said will be four films made from the book.
Wait, FOUR freaking films??? That’s a lot of speeches and rape!!

Sorry, Ayn Rand, the Free Market has spoken, and they want more Vanessa Hudgens bikini pics!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - June 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm

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