Gordon Gekko lives!
When it comes to making sequels of classic 80s movies, greed -- for lack of a better term -- is good. Greed is right. Greed clarifies.
Word in Hollywood is that Michael Douglas is ready to sign on to a sequel of Wall Street, the 1987 Oliver Stone epic on insider trading that earned Douglas an Oscar.
Douglas traditionally has avoided doing sequels. Passing on Basic Instinct 2 was a stroke of genius, but he did make the mistake of following up Romancing the Stone with the disappointing Jewel of the Nile. Returning to his role as the morally bankrupt corporate raider Gekko, however, might be hard to refuse.
"I’m always nervous of making sequels," Douglas told IESB.net. "We’re having some discussions on Wall Street. Oliver Stone’s producer is working on a remake of that and we’ll see how the script is."
Here are 5 Michael Douglas films that are sequel-worthy:
5. Wonder Boys: "I'm still trying to figure out how to tell the Chancellor I murdered her husband's dog."
4. The Game: "I'm pulling back the curtain. I want to meet the wizard."
3. The American President: "I'm calling the organization of the United Brotherhood of It's None of Your Damn Business."
2. Fatal Attraction: "I'll pity you. I'll pity you because you're sick."
1. Wall Street: "It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation."