In our volatile economy, where stocks can fall 700 points, but rebound with 900 points a few days later, the American public keeps poking fingers at various parties: the short-sellers, politicians, banks, etc… Seems like Fox Studios sees this as well, and they are fast-tracking a sequel to Oliver Stone’s 1987 Oscar-winner, Wall Street.
The studio has brought on board Allan Loeb (Things We Lost in the Fire, 21) to write the screenplay. As of this posting, Michael Douglas isn’t officially attached to reprise his Oscar-winning role of Gordon Gekko, but Variety is reporting that Charlie Sheen will not be reprising his role of Bud Fox. Actually, the character isn’t even part of the sequel.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this mentioned, as it was officially announced last year and id only just now being given the green light.
Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original 1987 Oliver Stone film, is back again working on this project, which is being retooled after Stephen Schiff was announced as the writer last year and the movie was titled “Money Never Sleeps”.
It will be interesting to see if a sequel to a film that professed “Greed is Good” will attract viewers and generate money for Fox.
Tags: Michael Douglas, News, Oliver Stone, Wall Street