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ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART II Released the Trailer

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ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART II Released the Trailer

Samantha Mathis in Atlas Shrugged: Part II Atlas Shrugged: Part I gave us an accurate portrayal of how the crony nexus of politicians and compliant business interests hates and fears freedom and capitalism. Despite grossing only $4 million in theaters and a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 11%, continuing the proposed three-film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, a sequel to Atlas Shrugged went into development, and today, we have a trailer for the new movie. Producer Harmon Kaslow said:
The industry will take us more seriously now that we have Russell (Schwartz) and Bill (Lewis) on board. Last time, we marketed in an unorthodox fashion. This time, in addition to online, we’ll do traditional print, radio and TV advertising.
A new set of thesps include Samantha Mathis (taking over for Taylor Schilling), Jason Beghe, Patrick Fabien, Richard T. Jones, Esai Morales and Diedrich Bader. Kaslow added:
Some of the major scenes in Part 2 are themes of the campaign – especially the economy and energy policy. The book addressed these scenarios 50 years ago, and now they are even more relevant today.
Atlas Shrugged  Part 2 will be released October 12th, 2012. [youtube][/youtube] Here’s the official 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.
Atlas Shrugged: Part II Teaser Movie Poster
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