The film is being overseen by entrepreneur John Aglialoro, who paid $1 million for the rights to the book back in 1992. It was said that Aglialoro's plan was to make four feature films out of the sprawling book, with Stephen Polk making his feature directorial debut on the film, from a script by Brian O'Tool.
While no stars are attached to the film as of yet, despite the production start date, the article indicates that Aglialoro was seeking out actresses such as Maggie Gyllenhaal and Charlize Theron for the lead role of Dagny Taggart, although it was said that Aglialoro will move forward with or without the involvement of major Hollywood stars. The site also reported that reps for both Gyllenhaal and Theron indicated they were aware of the film but wouldn't be signing on to the film.
Director Polk also told the site that they, "have been in pre-production for months, but we kept it a mystery." We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further information on Atlas Shrugged as soon as we have more information.