Many years back, while still living in BC and attending Thomas Haney high school, I met one of the most amazing people in my life. Her name was was Erika and she had come to my school as an exchange student from Monterrey. We clicked right away. She introduced me to the beauty of Frida Kahlo and the brilliance of Ayn Rand, and we became extremely close. I have no idea where she is now, but wherever it is and whatever she is doing I am sure she is amazing at it.
Around this time I also discovered ‘Perfume’ by Patrick Suskind. This tale, along with the works of Ayn Rand, were stories that I thought would never be filmed, and to be honest…I actually hoped that would be the case. I dreaded what Hollywood would do to these beloved books.
Well…years later (and a rather impressive cinematic adaptation of Perfume, I must concede) ‘Atlas Shrugged’ has managed to break from from that purgatory often referred to as ‘development hell’. It seems as though Part 1 will be hitting theaters an the 15th of April of this year.
Never judge a book by its cover, and never judge a film by its trailer. For those curious:
I won’t weigh in yet, as you know I am somewhat of an opinionated b*stard. If I decide to see this you’ll be the first to know.