Atlas Shrugged History
The BeginningJohn Aglialoro first read Atlas Shrugged in the summer of 1972 when he was 28 years old. Its message changed his life, much like it has changed the lives of millions of people who have read the epic novel. Twenty years later, in November 1992, Aglialoro purchased the rights to make the book into a movie - and thus began the history of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy.
Peikoff also wanted to see the movie made and was not oblivious to the fact that, as the owner of the movie rights, he stood to profit from a sale. Their final agreement provided Aglialoro with 15 years to get the movie into principal photography. At the time, Aglialoro thought this would be no problem.
Atlas Shrugged Seeks Hollywood ProducerAfter forming Atlas Film Productions, Aglialoro's first mission was to raise money to fund production. When a Private Placement offering failed to yield sufficient interest, Aglialoro began his long quest to attract a Hollywood studio to take up the project, a process which begins with a viable screenplay.
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