It was originally only six weeks away from release but this evening Variety report that in actuality we will have to wait six months to see Michael Douglas reprise his Oscar winning role of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.
The sequel has been bumped from an early summer April 23rd date, to a more fitting awards-season September 24th spotlight.
A place at the Cannes Film Festival for Oliver Stone’s movie is being speculated as the reason why 20th Century Fox have made the change, going the slow-burning momentum route to next year’s Oscars.
Naturally this is a wonderfully optimistic sign for the quality of the picture and maybe it has more on it’s mind than we previously thought.
The release change comes just days after Stone announced his next picture; a drug cartel buddy-kidnap thriller based on Don Wislow’s July published novel Savages, which the author will adapt for screen.