You can’t say you didn’t see it coming. Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 has only been out for twelve days but apparently the producer has already announced that he’s considering canning the plans to make parts 2 and 3. The LA Times is reporting that John Aglialoro, one of the producers on the film, is saying that he may not make the next two parts due to poor reviews and crummy box office returns.
The film had a $20 million budget and it’s not likely that it will all be recouped as it’s only made about $3 million so far. That alone would be a sure sign of no sequels but I guess when you add in the negative reviews it seals the deal. I kind of feel bad for Aglialoro, he spent 18 years of his life trying to get the film off the ground, not to mention the millions of dollars he poured into it.
“Critics, you won, I’m having deep second thoughts on why I should do Part 2,” said John Aglialoro. “Why should I put up all of that money if the critics are coming in like lemmings?” Aglialoro said. “I’ll make my money back and I’ll make a profit, but do I wanna go and do two? Maybe I just wanna see my grandkids and go on strike.”
I haven’t seen the film yet but I am interested in it. I’ve always wanted to read the novel it’s based off of, just never had the time to get around to doing it. I’ll likely see the film when it hits Blu-Ray but I’m not expecting much.
What do you think? Should parts 2 and 3 be made?