Perelman leaves Atlas Shrugged
Angelina Jolie has been trying to get a film made of the book Atlas Shrugged for some time now. But it just got a whole lot more difficult, the director Vadim Perelman has left the project.
A number of attempts have been made to make a film of Atlas Shrugged, but it looks like Angelina Jolie is back to the drawing board.
Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged novel is considered one of the most influential and controversial novels written, it's also one of the longest. I've never had the pleasure or reading it myself, but going by Richard's previous article, it sounds like a fairly meaty book. It even spawned it's own philosophy of Objectivism. Going by the book, it seems we may all be better off if we acted purely based on our own self interest. I know a few people who have that mastered already..
Angelina Jolie is the woman who has been trying for a while to get it made into a film. It looked to be heading in the right direction, when Vadim Perelman got the job of re-writing the script and directing the film. Brad Pitt's Plan B films were also involved in getting the project off the ground.
Plans seems to have fallen through though, as Cinematical report that Perelman has vacated the project. It doesn't sound like an easy job to be fair, a book millions of people have read, and also one of the longest books ever written. Maybe someone else will come along and take over the challenge. Could we end up with two films to cover the material? Or is it more likely no film will ever be made?