Oh Gawd. Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged -- the "second most influential book for Americans today after the Bible" according to a 1991 Library of Congress survey -- is now looking closer to the screen than ever before, and Brangelina are tipped to be playing the leads.
I'm not sure how either Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt could play somebody with a brain, which is what a decent rendition would require. But in any case I'm not sure that a decent rendition is possible in today's 'day-of-the-zombies' film culture.
I think I'd rather not have the thing filmed at all than contemplate the disaster that it will almost inevitably be.
LINKS: Flash: Lionsgate to distribute "Atlas Shrugged" film; "Brangelina" interested - Bidinotto blog
Atlas Shrugged - Objectivism Reference Center
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