In a case of life imitating art, when "Atlas Shrugged: Part I" hit theaters last year, movie fans also shrugged. But since the adaptation of Ayn Rand's literary doorstop is a labor of love (and being Randians, the emphasis is on the labor and not the love), the film's producers have continued forward, bad box office and worse reviews be damned.
And you can see the results of that right now thanks to the new trailer for "Atlas Shrugged: Part II."
Based on Rand's influential 1957 screed of the same name, "Atlas Shrugged" tells the story of a group of rich elitists who decide to stop being oppressed by the poorer majority and instead stand up for the right to be as rich and elite as they damn well please. They are led in this noble cause by a mysterious figure named John Galt, who may or may not be able to save America's 1% through the liberating power of unbridled capitalism.
So who, exactly, is John Galt? It's a question that Randians have been pondering for decades, but in a revelation that even Rand couldn't possibly have predicted, it turns out that John Galt is actually D. B. Sweeney of all people. Who knew, right?
That's just one of the secrets unlocked in "Atlas Shrugged: Part II," which opens on October 12. Here's a sneak peek, courtesy of Collider: