Perhaps spurred on by the recent drama of the world's financial markets, the Wall Street sequel that's been in pre-production since last year is finally getting put on the fast track, according to Variety . The original film starred Michael Douglas as the famously unscrupulous corporate raider Gordon Gekko, who was so slimy he might have oozed the very oil that slicked back his hair. 20th Century Fox reportedly wants Douglas back for Money Never Sleeps, which has his character being released from a stint in prison. Douglas may be tired of being associated with the character, though -- just a few weeks ago, he snapped at reporters who wanted him to answer financial questions as Gordon Gekko. [To be fair, I, too, have no tolerance for reporters who ask actors to role-play. - Zach]
Providing that they can get Douglas back for the role, what should happen to ol' Gordie when he gets out of the clink? Here are a few ideas.
Gekko is confronted by angry pensioners who were screwed over by Wall Street. They sell his organs to make rent.
Everyone who ever lost their jobs because of Gekko's dealings is allowed to snap his suspenders, resulting in nipple welts the size of a baby's fist.
The only job he can find is cleaning up all the paper off the trading floor of the NYSE. While everyone is still milling about, stepping on him.
The only channel he can get on the TV at his assigned halfway house features non-stop marathons of Two and a Half Men, so he has to endure the bizarre success of his former protégé.
Gekko once said that "greed, for a lack of a better word, is good." So he is forced, Bart Simpson-style, to write out synonyms for "good" on a chalk board, a hundred thousand times. And antonyms, too. That'll teach him.