First Full Trailer for Paul Johansson's 'Atlas Shrugged' Adaptation
"Who is John Galt?" Ah, so that's what this book was about! Atlas Productions has released the trailer on YouTube (via SlashFilm) for Paul Johansson's adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, that epic Ayn Rand novel that everyone should be familiar with. The cast includes relative newcomer Taylor Schilling ("Mercy") as railroad exec Dagny Taggart, as well as Edi Gathegi, Matthew Marsden, Michael O'Keefe, Michael Lerner, Jon Polito, Graham Beckel and Patrick Fischler. To be honest, this looks a bit more like a TV movie and the acting looks kind of mediocre, but at least they're trying. You never know, it could be great. Watch below!
Watch the first trailer for Paul Johansson's Atlas Shrugged: Part I:
You can also watch the Atlas Shrugged trailer in High Def on YouTube
A powerful railroad executive struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her.
Atlas Shrugged was directed by American actor Paul Johansson, who directed some episodes of "One Tree Hill" previously, but this is his feature directorial debut. The screenplay was written by John Aglialoro and Brian Patrick O'Toole (of Cemetery Gates, Evilution). This is based on the highly acclaimed 1957 Ayn Rand novel. If you recall, this was produced independently by The Strike Productions and is being distributed by Atlas Productions. Atlas Shrugged is arriving in very limited theaters starting on April 15th in the spring.