IMDb has premiered (weird to write that phrase) the teaser trailer for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and makes no secret in hiding its biggest selling point: Michael Douglas as the infamous Gordon Gekko. The trailer has a couple laughs (“Gold money clip with no money in it.”) but it doesn’t seem to fit the seriousness one would expect from such a film commenting on how greed isn’t only good, but now it’s legal. The trailer is, for lack of a better word, slick. And that slickness just reminds me of the Futurama episode where the 80s guy/Gordon Gekko-parody comes out of cryogenesis and proceeds to be sleazy but hilariously dated. I wonder if Gekko’s only regret is that he has boneitis.
Hit the jump to see the teaser and hit the jump for the official synopsis. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps hits theaters on April 23rd. [UPDATE: We’ve now included the teaser poster after the jump]
Credit to IMDb as they posted the trailer first
For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancé Jacob (Shia LaBeouf), and Jacob begins to see him as a father figure. But Jacob learns the hard way that Gekko – still a master manipulator and player – is after something very different from redemption.