Director Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas are teaming up again to bring us a movie sequel to Wall Street, the cult movie released in 1987. This new Wall Street movie is titled ‘Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”. Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, and Susan Sarandon are joining the cast ensemble. And it seems like Charlie Sheen, who was in the first movie, may make a cameo, but they’re still workign on that. 20th Century Fox eyes a release on April 23, 2010 for Wall Street 2.
Update – Here’s the first movie trailer of Wall Street 2:
WALL STREET 2
Here below a first look at Shia Labeouf and Frank Langella respectively as the young trader Jacob Moore and Lewis Zabel, Jacob’s mentor, in the movie Wall Street 2:
There is no denying that Wall Street 2 is a timely sequel: the recent meltdown of the world’s financial markets must have given the scriptwriters a wealth of source material! And that’s confirmed by the plot of Wall Street 2:
“The film is set 20 years after the first film, in June 2008 before the Wall Street stock market crash and federal bail out, and takes place throughout the aftermath of the stock market crash. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) has just been released from his prison sentence of 20 years. Despite initial attempts of Gekko trying to warn Wall Street of the soon-to-be economy down-fall, stock market crash no one believes him due to his now defaced image in the financial world. Gekko then decided to re-focus his attention to rebuilding a relationship with his now-estranged daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan). Due to the time apart (because of his prison sentence), and the fact that Gekko is blamed for his son Rudy’s suicide, Winnie avoids any contact with him.
During this same period in time, young Wall Street trader Jacob’s (Shia LaBeouf) mentor unexpectedly dies (Frank Langella), and Jacob suspects his hedge fund manager (Josh Brolin) of being involved in his mentor’s death. Jacob, who is Winnie’s fiance, wants to seek revenge, and agrees to team-up with Gekko for help; in return Jacob agrees to helps Gekko repair his relationship with Winnie.”
Shia Labeouf’s got that little cute face to play the role of the young ‘innocent’ trader who discovers the ‘evil’ side of his job… I’m a bit sad to hear that Gekko has been tamed down though: how comes he’s trying to warn people about the upcoming crash? The real Gekko would be selling short like hell to make a real fat profit when the crash happens! Greed is good! And with the new derivatives product from the last decade Gekko could make so much more! But nothing stay the same in that world, everything goes down the drain one or another… Even Gekko’s greed… Sad, isn’t it?
Anyway, I guess Wall Street 2 will be a great movie even if the former villain changed side…