Atlas Shrugged film series may go uncompleted due to financier-producer ‘strike’

Steven Nelson Associate Editor
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The three-part film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged” may never be completed.

The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday that, in the wake of negative reviews for the first part of the series, film producer and financier John Aglialoro is considering suspending the project.

“I’m having deep second thoughts on why I should do Part 2,” Aglialoro told The Times. “Why should I put up all of that money if the critics are coming in like lemmings?”

Aglialoro continued, “I’ll make my money back and I’ll make a profit, but do I wanna go and do two? Maybe I just wanna see my grandkids and go on strike.”

The Times noted that the film has a mere 7% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was given poor reviews by many press outlets. “The New York Times gave us the most hateful review of all,” Aglialoro told The Times. “They didn’t cover it.”