It’s been in  the works for years, but this sounds like it’s for real this time:
With ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ Hollywood may have its first anti-bailout movie

Although it was written a half-century ago, producers say that the book’s themes of individualism resonate in the era of Obama, government bailouts and stimulus packages — making this the perfect moment to bring the 1,100-page novel to the big screen.

“This couldn’t be more timely,” said Karen Baldwin, who along with husband Howard is producing, with film industry consultant John Logigian advising on the project. “It’s uncanny what Rand was able to predict — about the only things she didn’t anticipate are cell phones and the Internet.” Baldwin may be on to something — love it or hate it, “Shrugged” is seeing a resurgence, with book sales spiking as debates rage in Washington and around the country about the government’s role in a faltering free-market economy.

What’s taken so long to make it?

An “Atlas Shrugged” movie has gone through endless development fits and starts. Faye Dunaway and Clint Eastwood had been attached to earlier versions — if that doesn’t give you an idea of how far back it goes, we don’t know what will — but with both Rand and the Rand estate very particular about how the story was handled, those iterations didn’t get traction.

Those two quotes give me hope that the finished product will be true to the novel’s philosophy.

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