Coming Soon: Atlas Shrugged Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns is the force behind the company's ambitious plans to adapt Ayn Rand's epic novel, Atlas Shrugged, for the screen. The longtime admirer of Miss Rand's, from his early productive years working on Wall Street, eventually went West, co-founding the Hollywood Stock Exchange and joining Lionsgate's board of directors. Burns became the firm's vice chairman in 2000. Under his leadership, according to Lionsgate, annual revenues have grown from $150 million to a projected $1.2 billion and increased market capitalization from $80 million to over $1.2 billion. Burns virtually eliminated Lionsgate's corporate bank debt by converting it into long-term subordinated debt at a blended annual rate of approximately three percent. Among Lionsgate's well-known pictures: 2006 Best Picture Academy AwardÂ®-winning Crash, Monster's Ball and the Saw and Tyler Perry franchises. Recent features include The Bank Job, Good Luck Chuck, the 3:10 to Yuma remake and Away from Her. This week, Lionsgate opened the Chinese fantasy, The Forbidden Kingdom. Burns talked about the company's long-awaited version of the 1957 bestseller Atlas Shrugged during an interview on Sunset Boulevard. Box Office Mojo: Is Angelina Jolie still confirmed to portray Dagny Taggart in Lionsgate's adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged ? Michael Burns: Yes. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/features/?id=2487&p=.htm Above and more at the link He bought the rights to the Atlas Shrugged in a Catholic Church - :laugh:LOL Who is John Galt?