"The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."
In 1987, those words were uttered by Michael Douglas' character in the Oliver Stone film "Wall Street" which ended up scoring Douglas an Oscar for the role and gave up-and-coming financial brokers everywhere a picture to place on their alters to capitalism.
Now, 20 years later, Edward Pressman, producer of the original film has reached an agreement with Fox this week to develop the sequel in which Douglas will resurrect the cold-hearted, suspender-wearing money grabbing tycoon. Pressman declined to say more about the story, but the title, he said, will be "Money Never Sleeps," after one of Gekko's guiding principles in the first film.
However, it looks like Oliver Stone has passed on the project.
No news if Charlie Sheen will be back either, but it will be fun to see what they can do with this story twenty years later in a completely different financial market.