The Hollywood Reporter says Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz's production company, Crusader Entertainment, has bought to the rights to turn Atlas Shrugged into a film.
Gothamist has enjoyed Rand's books (they were especially all the rage during high school), but Atlas Shrugged was always a trial, as it outlined her objectivist philosophy a little too obviously, especially John Galt's 60 page speech at the end. Atlas Shrugged seems better suited to television miniseries format, perhaps in a 6 hour format. There had been talk of a TV-movie version of Atlas during the 80s, with Tom Selleck as John Galt.
Gothamist on The Fountainhead.