Ed Driscoll

Atlas Shrugged: The Motion Picture—Now 10 Percent Less Arch

I’ll say one thing for the trailer for the endlessly awaited movie version of Atlas Shrugged — it actually feels slightly less arch than the Gary Cooper/Patricia Neal version of The Fountainhead, so it’s got that going for it at least. Oh, blink and you’ll miss them, but look for Jimmy Barrett from Mad Men and Quark from Deep Space Nine in the trailer as well.

But seriously though — how painful are we assuming the movie will be to actually sit through and watch? According to the IMDB, we’ll know on April 15th, certainly an appropriate release date.

(For my video interview with Ayn Rand biographer Jennifer Burns, in which we discuss, among other things, The Fountainhead, click here.)