Reason visits the set of “Atlas Shrugged Part 2”
Shortly before voters head to the polls in the fall, the second installment of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged will hit the Silver Screen. There is little coincidence in the time of the film’s release given the themes of class warfare and persecution of society’s producers that we will hear during the presidential campaign.
However, many of us who caught Part 1 are no doubt hoping to see an improvement with this film. As I noted in my review, the chemistry between Taylor Schilling (Dagny Taggart) and Grant Bowler (Henry Reardon) was great, but the rest of the film left a lot to be desired. But Part 2 will, among other changes, see a new cast and a new director. These changes will hopefully be for the better in order to do the book justice, which is indeed hard to go given the low-budget for the film.
Reason.tv recently visited the set to meet with some of the actors and minds behind the film. You can also check out Brian Doherty’s account of his visit to the set from back in April:
Atlas Shrugged Part 2 is slated for an October 12th release; though how limited it will be remains to be seen. You can check out the “teaser” trailer for the film below: