Not to be confused with the awesome trailer for "Cloud Atlas," the first teaser for "Atlas Shrugged: Part 2" has arrived online. If you're sitting there thinking, "Wait, didn't this movie get scrapped by producer and writer John Aglialoro after critics savaged the little-seen 'Atlas Shrugged: Part 1'?" you're right. That's because you remember Aglialoro told the Los Angeles Times he was reconsidering his planned "Atlas Shrugged" trilogy.

Based on the famed book by Ayn Rand, the second part of "Atlas Shrugged" deals with a government that is infringing on the rights of its people ("All copyrights shall be transfered to the federal government. All wages and other forms of income are hereby frozen," says the fiendish president; "I won't be a slave," says the film's heroine) and the discovery of an energy source-cum-MacGuffin that could save the world. (See also the plots for "Marvel's The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises.")

Samantha Mathis, Ray Wise and Esai Morales are among the stars of "Atlas Shrugged: Part 2," which arrives in theaters on Oct. 12. No word yet whether noted Rand disciple Paul Ryan ("I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are, and what my beliefs are," Ryan once said) will be first in line for a ticket. Watch the trailer above.

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