This story has been floating around the rumor mill for a long time, but today we get a confirmation that both major players will return.
The Huffington Post reports that director Oliver Stone as well as star Michael Douglas will return to the planned sequel to the 1987 film Wall Street. Douglas will be reprising his role of Gordon Gekko, a high-stakes stock trader who was brought down by the incomparable Charlie Sheen in the original film.
My gut says that this could be wildly interesting. The first movie was about the corruption and greed of corporate America, and now that we are seeing the result of that irresponsibility, this new one could have something to say involving America’s economic turmoil.
I admit that Oliver Stone is a hit-or-miss director, but give him the right material and he can knock it out of the park. When it comes to Wall Street, he already did so once.
UPDATE: Latino Review reports that Shia LeBouf might be involved with this one. I say it should be a crossover between this and Transformers…where the money-grubbing Gekko makes a fortune marketing the giant robots…as TOYS! Trippy…
Yeah, that was bad.