Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged might finally be getting produced as a motion picture, just in time to make modern audiences feel good about their obsessive self-interest, complete lack of empathy, inflated self-worth and kindergarten-level understanding of human relationships…
Although it was written a half-century ago, producers say that the book’s themes of individualism resonate in the era of Obama, government bailouts and stimulus packages — making this the perfect moment to bring the 1,100-page novel to the big screen.
"This couldn’t be more timely," said Karen Baldwin, who along with husband Howard is producing, with film industry consultant John Logigian advising on the project. "It's uncanny what Rand was able to predict — about the only things she didn't anticipate are cell phones and the Internet."
I can't believe they're adapting this book which is all boring and old and stuff, when they could be doing something bold and fresh and full of humanity. You know, like Bill O'Reilly's A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity.
Now there's a book with a strong Objectivist message.
(via Reason Hit and Run)
Tags: Ayn Rand, Movies