09.21.2010 | By Jack Rico |
New York (USA), September 21 (ShowBizCafe.com) – Styling a Clark Gable like mustache on the red carpet of his new film ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps‘, director Oliver Stone, who has won three Oscar awards (Midnight Express, Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July), did not deny the possibilities of making a trilogy out of Wall Street.
Surrounded by a cornucopia of overzealous and zestful reporters, ShowBizCafe.com was on hand to ask the filmmaker, given the film’s final scenes, if it was possible to see the return of Gordon Gekko for a third time. “Well, let’s open it on Friday and hope so. I don’t know, we’ll see where we are with Michael and all that,” said Stone. He was referring to the health of actor Michael Douglas who is currently suffering from throat cancer and undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. According to the co-stars of the film, Douglas never showed signs of weakness during the filming of the sequel.
However, if Douglas recovers and the film does well at the box office, Stone would have no reason not to make a third chapter in the life of Gekko. We are living in an age where many Hollywood movie studios and directors like to squeeze the very last drop any franchise has to offer an Wall Street shouldn’t be any different. If the ideal scenarios go right the way, a Wall Street trilogy would be too appetizing to pass up, even for Stone.
In “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” Michael Douglas plays a reformed Gekko. The film takes place 23 years after the events of the original film. The award-winning performance from Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the original Wall Street won the actor an Oscar for Best Actor in 1988 and has eventually become a pop icon for uttering the famous line – “Greed is good”. ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ opens in theaters September 24.