The third and final installment in the “Atlas Shrugged” trilogy has been given the green light by producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow. A Summer 2014 release is being targeted.
The first two films in this series have earned a total $8 million at the domestic box office from a combined budget of $30 million. The third film is expected to be made and marketed for less than $10 million.
Reviews for both films have been utterly scathing, though both films have earned modest success in the home video market.
The third film will only score a theatrical release in the 150 markets where the first two installments did best.
Duncan Scott and Brian O’Toole will pen the script for this third chapter. No director or major cast member is yet attached.
The story is expected to close out the narrative from the books, how much of John Galt’s famed monologue (which totalled 70 pages in the first edition) will survive the transition to film is unknown.