Were you hoping to see the final part in the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged? No? Ummm… Okay, well, the third and final installment of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy is on its way, and the makers are turning to Kickstarter to get it done. Hopefully you don’t have whiplash from the unexpected blast of irony.
The producers of the little-watched film series are trying to raise $250,000 to complete Atlas Shrugged III: Who is John Galt? Producer Harmon Kaslow is counting on the haters for free publicity, and probably naive college freshman/sophomores for the money.
The first two films didn’t fare well at the box office. Atlas Shrugged: Part I had a budget of $20 million and only made $4.6 million in theaters. Atlas Shrugged: Part II had a budget of $10 million and only made $3.3 million in theaters. Rand herself said the following in a 1964 interview with Playboy: “There is nothing wrong in helping other people, if and when they are worthy of the help and you can afford to help them.”
Make of this what you will.
To learn more about Atlas Shrugged III: The Search for More Money, visit the Kickstarter page here. How do you feel about the makers of this movie asking for handouts like a bunch of shiftless layabouts?[via The Hollywood Reporter]