Wall Street Sequel In The Works

by Ed Lau on May 9, 2007

One of the best movies of the ’80s was Wall Street, an Oliver Stone film about evil stockbroker Gordon Gecko, an Oscar-winning role for Michael Douglas, and young trader Bud Fox, played by Charlie Sheen. It was a great portrayal of ’80s excess and spawned many imitators including the very good Boiler Room. It even had some influence on the stock broker environment of one of my favorite movies of all time, American Psycho.

In short, Gecko is rich and wants to get richer at any cost, which usually involves insider trading and other morally grey methods of getting information. Gecko’s outlook of “greed is good” makes him the template for many Wall Street traders who see him as the ultimate broker. I often compare my friend and Root of All Evil, John Chow to Gordon Gecko since he’s always shouting things like “MAKE MONEY!” at me.

Now, twenty years after the original film was made, there’s talk of a sequel in the works. Oliver Stone and Charlie Sheen aren’t involved but Michael Douglas is back in the main role of Gecko as well as the film’s director. BBC reports that the new movie will be titled Money Never Sleeps and while there are few details about the plot, rumors say that it will be of Gecko’s involvement in hedge funds after he gets out of jail.

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derek May 9, 2007 at 9:21 am

Sweet, I loved the original flick so I think it would be great to see a sequel. If the rumors are correct about the hedge funds, I think that would make for a very interesting movie.


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