Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged Movie Coming to Theaters April 15, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Movie - Part 1

I just found out about this.  It will based on part one of the book.  The synopsis is below…

Dagny Taggart (Taylor Schilling) runs Taggart Transcontinental, the largest remaining railroad company in America, with intelligence, courage and integrity, despite the systematic disappearance of her best and most competent workers.
 
She is drawn to industrialist Henry Rearden (Grant Bowler), one of the few men whose genius and commitment to his own ideas match her own. Rearden’s super-strength metal alloy, Rearden Metal, holds the promise that innovation can overcome the slide into anarchy.
 
Using the untested Rearden Metal, they rebuild the critical Taggart rail line in Colorado and pave the way for oil titan Ellis Wyatt (Graham Beckel) to feed the flame of a new American Renaissance.
 
Hope rises again, when Dagny and Rearden discover the design of a revolutionary motor based on static electricity – in an abandoned engine factory – more proof to the sinister theory that the “men of the mind” (thinkers, industrialists, scientists, artists, and other innovators) are “on strike” and vanishing from society.

Atlas Shrugged was first published in 1957 and has been one of the most influential books of all time.  Ever since, fans have been waiting for a film based on it and now here it comes. 

For more on the film go to: Atlas Shrugged Move – Part 1

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