EXCL: Atlas Shrugged Moves Forward

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ComingSoon.net just got off the phone with filmmaker Vadim Perelman, best known for his Oscar-nominated debut House of Sand and Fog and whose second film The Life Before Her Eyes opens next Friday. He updated us on the progress of his highly-anticipated adaptation of Ayn Rand’s literary classic Atlas Shrugged, which he was attached to direct back in September before his new movie debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.

Perelman told us that he’s finished with the script and just doing a polish on his rewrites but that Lionsgate has told him they want to move forward and start preparing the film in the fall to shoot in December, dependent on the script being in the right place by then.

Even though it’s reputed to be one of the world’s longest novels, Perelman believes they’ve got the screenplay down to a reasonable length, and he told us that actress Angelina Jolie is still very invested in making the film, being one of the project’s “spearheaders.”

You can read a lot more with Perelman in our full interview sometime next week.