Courtesy of Gawker we're getting a first look at the teaser trailer for Oliver Stone's upcoming Wall Street sequel, Money Never Sleeps. The film has Michael Douglas reprising is Oscar-winning role as corporate shark Gordon Gekko, with Transformers star Shia LaBeouf starring as a younger corporate shark trying to swim through the cut-throat waters of Wall Street.
Also in the boardroom this time around are Josh Brolin, Frank Langella, Charlie Sheen, Susan Sarandon and actress Carey Mulligan, who plays Gekko's estranged daughter and LaBeouf's current love interest.
The trailer comes with a hard guitar riff soundtrack (it's "Ricochet" by Shiny Toy Guns), scenes of Gordon Gekko (arrested at the end of the first film) finally being released from his stint in prison and - look at that! - a sight gag involving those ginormous old-school mobile phones.
Have a look at the teaser trailer for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps:
People are saying that LaBeouf looks like a baby compared to his co-stars, but hell, I know plenty of young punks fresh out of college who flock here to NYC with dreams of being the next Gekko. Sadly enough, I even call some of them friends.
The important part of this equation is the chemistry between the actors in the ensemble, and from the brief scene we get here in the teaser, Douglas and LaBeouf are definitely making sparks as they trade some swagger swords. Douglas has definitely not lost his step playing Gekko, and I'm at least interested in learning more about the story - which I guess is the goal of a teaser trailer.
Here are some new images from the film, courtesy of USA Today:
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps will trading in theaters on April 23, 2010. What did you think of the teaser?
Source: Gawker & USA Today