Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): After ‘Atlas Shrugged: Part 1′ tanked both critically and commercially, those behind the movie seem like undeterred and are moving forward with a second installment.
The producers of the Ayn Rand adaptation expect to begin production on “Atlas Shrugged: Part 2″ in early 2012, and expect to release it during the 2012 election season.
Harmon Kaslow, who produced “Part 1″ along with John Aglialoro, told Politico that “Part 2,” which will cover roughly the second third of the novel, will soon get under way.
“Right now, it’ll probably be 30 to 40 minutes longer than the first movie. The first one was about an hour and a half and a lot of those faithful to the book said they really wished we would have given them more out of the book. … We’re going to slow things down a little bit and let people enjoy what they experienced in the book, in the theater,” he said.
Kaslow also said they’re hoping to have a bigger budget.
“We’re going to spend more money on it than we did the first one. We’re stepping it up on ‘Part 2′ with a substantially greater budget for advertising,” he added. (ANI)