Atlas Shrugged: Part III

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Atlas Shrugged: Part III
Atlas Shrugged Part 3 Movie Poster.jpg
Directed by J. James Manera
Produced by Harmon Kaslow
John Aglialoro
Screenplay by J.James Manera
Harmon Kaslow
John Aglialoro
Based on Atlas Shrugged 
by Ayn Rand
Cinematography Gale Tattersal
Distributed by Atlas Distribution Company
Release dates
  • September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12)[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million
Box office $543,076[2]

Atlas Shrugged: Part III is a film based on the novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It is a sequel to the 2012 film Atlas Shrugged: Part II, continuing the story where its predecessor left off. It was announced on the film's Facebook page on February 2, 2013 with principal photography to start in Autumn 2013,[3] but the trade press reported that shooting began in January 2014.[1] The release date for part III of the series, originally set for July 4, 2014,[4] was released instead on September 12th 2014.[1] The promotional budget for the film was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign which raised $446,907 against a goal of $250,000. The campaign closed on Oct 23, 2013.[5]




In an interview with Bill Frezza of Forbes, the producer John Aglialoro mentioned that the film would include a short dialogue between the heroine Dagny Taggart and a priest, a character which he said Rand struggled with and ultimately cut out of the original book.[7][4]

A month before the release of Part I, Aglialoro suggested that Part III might be made into a musical.[8] In 2013 he promised to create "something closer to the book," and predicted that critics would pan the film.[9] In a YouTube promotional piece where organizers discussed the film, he asserted that it was vital for the team to have a director who is professional, collaborative, and knows Rand's work: "I don't care if I've got to fire five directors — that's fine. We're going to get it right."[10]


David Kelley, founder of The Atlas Society and an expert on the philosophical themes of Atlas Shrugged, will consult on the script, as he did for Parts I and II.[11]


On June 19, 2014, it was announced that Ron Paul, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity had been cast in the film, giving responses to John Galt's speech.[12]


The film was directed by James Manera, whose experience includes directing a documentary in 2010 and an episode of the television show Nash Bridges in 1996.[13] The cinematographer will be Gale Tattersal.


On July 9, 2014 a sneak preview of the film was shown at Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.[14]


The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews, holding a 0% at Rotten Tomatoes, based on seven reviews, as of September 17, 2014.[15]


  1. ^ a b c d Bond, Paul (January 22, 2014). "'Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?' Starts Production With New Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt? (2014)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Atlas Shrugged Part 3 Heads Into Production (Press Release)". Los Angeles, CA: PRWeb. March 26, 2013. Archived from the original on March 27, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Rand Fans Rejoice: 'Shrugged' Sequel on Blu-ray in Spring, 'Part III' July 4, 2014". Breitbart. October 22, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ DeSapio, Scott. "ATLAS SHRUGGED Movie "Who is John Galt?"". Kickstarter. Kickstarter, Inc. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
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  7. ^ "Atlas Shrugged Producer Shares Insights And A Surprise That Awaits In Atlas III". Forbes. February 6, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "TheDC Exclusive: Producer of 'Atlas Shrugged' movie says part three of trilogy could be a musical". Daily Caller. March 3, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ayn Rand's 'Atlas' shrugs for third time". Politico. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  10. ^ "YouTube promo". March 26, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Atlas Shrugged Part 3 Greenlit; Photography Begins Fall 2013". The Atlas Society. March 26, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd (June 19, 2014). "Conclusion of Atlas Shrugged trilogy pulls out the big guns, casts Ron Paul". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ "James Manera - IMDb". Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ Schedule of events, Anthem Film Festival, 2014 
  15. ^ "Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt - Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved September 17, 2014. 

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