Wednesday, December 12, 2012
• ‘Bioshock Infinite’ snap judgment: Taking to the skies, and taking on religion and race
One of the most highly anticipated games of 2013, BioShock Infinite hopes to do for airships and American Exceptionalism what 2007′s BioShock did for underwater cities and Ayn Rand-ian Objectivism. Which is: Make them really, really cool.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, February 18, 2010
• ‘BioShock 2’ review: Can diving back into Rapture ever be the same?
The sheer ambition and scope of BioShock’s storytelling and setting remain nothing less than a revelation. “Steeped in the objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand” are not words most people ever expected to use to describe a videogame, and the final act’s twist was a true mind-frak that caused me to question the very nature of what it means to play a videogame.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
• ‘Watchmen’ director Zack Snyder launches new website
The Fountainhead |
The site includes a section called The Lounge, where [Cruel and Unusual Films] -- which includes company co-president Deborah Synder (who's also Zack's wife), and producer Wesley Coller -- list what they're watching (the anime film Appleseed), reading (Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead) and listening to (Allison Crow's "Hallelujah").
Friday, October 20, 2006
•The deal report
Atlas Shrugged has found its screenwriter: Lionsgate has hired Braveheart scribe Randall Wallace to take on adapting the massive Ayn Rand novel for the big-screen Angelina Jolie project.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
• •The deal report
Angelina Jolie has hopped onto Lionsgate's production of Ayn Rand's epic tome Atlas Shrugged, ending the novel's decades-long slow dance with Hollywood to the big screen. ''It's not going to be your normal movie — (the book is) 1,495 pages,'' explains producer Howard Baldwin (Ray). ''There's two ways [we] can go: [We] can go with two or three movies, or one fairly long movie."