Atlas, Still Shruggin'
AICN reports on a Variety article that says that Lionsgate has changed writers and directors on the film version of Atlas Shrugged. Uh-huh. And when's that going to be out, by the way? Right about the same time as the film version of The Prisoner, I'm guessing?
Personally, I'm really not thrilled about any books being film-atized anymore. There's so much more to a work of literature when it's left in it's original state; like it's laid bare and you can see exactly what the author's intention was when they wrote it. For example, while watching Fight Club, you'd really have no idea that the book was actually a big, steaming pile of garbled thoughts and incoherent "style." Plus, I mean - Atlas Shrugged weighs in at 1000+ pages. One of the most important parts of the book is an impressively long monologue. How can you possibly capture the spirit and meaning of that in a film that, at most, will clock in at 3 hours? And, although I quite enjoy "talky" movies, the great majority of movie-goers would just be bored as all hell when faced with a 20-minute speech.
But hey, what do I know? Give a shot, I guess. It's not my money.