Atlas Shrugged Part 2


About Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Film Synopsis

The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown.

Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst the ruins of a once productive factory, a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World.

But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching.

It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good.

Who is John Galt?

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Release Details

  • Theatrical Release Date: USA, October 12, 2012
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Drama/Mystery
  • Runtime: TBD
  • Audio: Dolby
  • Rating: TBD
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles
  • Tagline: Who is John Galt?
  • Produced By: Harmon Kaslow, John Aglialoro & Jeff Freilich
  • Directed By: John Putch
  • Adapted Screenplay By: Brian Patrick O'Toole, Duke Sandefur, and Duncan Scott
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History: Atlas Shrugged is a novel that has generated inspiration and controversy since its publication in 1957.

Its theme is the role of individual achievement in society and its goal is to demonstrate what can happen when individual achievement is undervalued, suppressed and demonized. Complex characters embody heroism and evil, in a plot that combines drama, mystery, romance, and science fiction - the result is ultimately inspirational, not apocalyptic.

Dagny Taggart is one of the finest female heroines in modern literature: intelligent, courageous, and as beautiful as she is strong. She is a rare screen example of life lived on one's own terms, for one's own values. Steel magnate Henry Rearden says, "My goal is to make money" with pride. He is an industrialist who improves the quality of life for all - and values his reward. Atlas Shrugged's villains are evil, but as familiar as our local neighbor - as they undercut and subvert talent and achievement.

Relevance Today: Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged & Objectivism

Ask yourself: What would happen, if our producers disappear - Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and other industrialists fall off the radar, their companies shuttered and their creative genius no longer powering America? The answer lies in Atlas Shrugged.

For the millions around the world who have read Rand's books, for those curious about her controversial philosophy, and for the uninitiated, and skeptical - the film, which only covers the first third of the book, is an opportunity to a faithful adaptation.

Rand's unique literary genius - which we hope to make accessible to a broader audience via film - is to show the price to be paid by the individual and society when the tragic words "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" are carried out.


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