Economic meltdown caused by greedy bankers? Might sound like one of the daily news stories from the financial pages, but it’s actually the plot for Wall Street 2.
Variety is reporting that 20th Century Fox has signed up Oliver Stone to reprise directing duties for a sequel to the 1987 hit flick – as well the acting talents of Michael Douglas, whose big screen alter ego Gordon Gekko might be a bit too familiar for bankers in the current climate. Transformers’ Shia LaBeouf is also rumoured to be onboard and due to start filming the big budget production this summer – which at least goes to show that not all industry is on the verge of financial collapse.
“We need to keep the story line under wraps, but it’s literally ripped from today’s headlines,” a spokesman for Fox said. “It’s going to be very big and very cool.”
Meanwhile, Douglas spoke out that; “Gordon Gekko is a great, old-fashioned villain. And, interestingly enough, if you look at most actors’ careers, their biggest achievement, not necessarily success… is playing a bad guy.”