Greed is Still Good — Wall Street Sequel Coming

Some of the most famous lines from an ’80s movies are, in no particular order, “Say Hello to my little friend!”, “Wax on, wax off”, and “Greed is good.” The last line is from Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street”, and starred Michael Douglas as the appropriately named Gordon Gekko, a Wall Street corporate raider who takes on a young apprentice played by a then-likeable Charlie Sheen, who eventually becomes his undoing. See, that’s what happens when you make friends with Charlie Sheen. Eventually, Charlie finds a way to screw you whether you like it or not. Just ask Heidi Fleiss. And Gordon Gekko. But in any case, they’re now writing a sequel to “Wall Street”, to be called, “Money Never Sleeps”.

From Reuters via THR:

The new film is titled “Money Never Sleeps.” Michael Douglas, who won an Oscar for his role in the 1987 original as corporate raider Gordon Gekko, is interested in reprising the character, but will see how Allan Loeb’s script turns out before committing. The storyline is being kept under wraps.

Ed Pressman, who produced the original, is producing the sequel. Loeb wrote the Halle Berry movie “Things We Lost in the Fire.”

It’s been ages since I saw “Wall Street”, and the film hasn’t really been replayed on TV all that much in the years since it premiered in 1987, but I believe the ending had Charlie Sheen’s character, Bud, betray Gekko to the Feds for insider trading. One presumes this meant Gekko went to prison, while Bud went to visit some hookers and do some blow. I could be wrong, of course.

Below: “But seriously, Charlie, you gotta leave the hookers alone, man, just say No, okay? Are you listening to me, Charlie…?”