The Unrepentant Individual

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July 18, 2006


Atlas Shrugged: A Trilogy?!

That’s the word:

The plan is for the film to be shot and shown in three parts, as a trilogy, like “Lord of the Rings.” Only that length, they said, would give sufficient scope to tell Ayn Rand’s long, complex story. (The initial $40 million would go mainly to Part I.)…

A trilogy, huh? This, for a book that I recommend to my friend with the caveat that “well, the first 600 pages or so are pretty slow, mostly character development stuff.” Basically the first 600 pages consist of Dagny gettin’ it on with copper magnate Francisco D’Antonia and then with industrialist Hank Rearden.

Supposedly Angelina Jolie is going to play Dagny. Which means the first movie will be soft-core porn, starring Angelina Jolie??

Maybe this doesn’t sound like as much of a problem as I thought!

Hat Tip: Hammer of Truth, and Jason Pye


Below The Beltway linked with Not. Gonna. Happen.
Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:18 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || Trackback URL || Categories: Books, Media, News, Pop Culture

3 Comments

  1. I picked up on this, too. Not surprisingly, Jolie touts herself as a big fan of the book. I don’t think she got the message.

    She still is quite a looker, so that semi-outweighs the above disgruntled statement.

    Comment by Neal — July 19, 2006 @ 7:11 am
  2. Not. Gonna. Happen.

    Trackback by Below The Beltway — July 19, 2006 @ 8:57 am
  3. Angelina Jolie! Heresy

    Comment by VRB — July 19, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

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