Remember the terrible bomb of a movie that was Atlas Shrugged, Part 1? It's okay if you don't. It was filmed on a sub-soap-opera-episode budget and it made like six dollars at the box office. (If you'd like to know what it was like, I reviewed it for you.) When it finally came out on DVD, the most hilarious typo ever led to an embarrassing recall. I thought this was the last we'd hear about the Atlas Shrugged movie.
Not so! The producers of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 took advantage of the occasion of Ayn Rand's 107th birthday today to announce that they're going to put out a sequel. And Democrats better watch out, because this sequel to a terrible movie that basically nobody ever saw is going to have a big effect on the presidential election, according to conservative entertainment news site Big Hollywood:
Ayn Rand may have a voice in the upcoming presidential election if the folks behind the “Atlas Shrugged” series have their way.
“Atlas Shrugged Part 2,” based on Rand’s iconic 1957 novel, begins principal photography in April in Los Angeles, Colorado, and New York. The film’s release window is October 2012, roughly a month before the presidential election.
I can only assume that the budget is actually going to somehow be smaller than the first film. Which will be extra-hilarious, because the part of the book covered in the second movie is when all the strange sci-fi shit starts happening. Bring it on!