Could we soon see a sequel to the Oliver Stone-penned, Brian De Palma-directed 80s classic Scarface? Chatting up his new movie South of the Border in London, Stone talked Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps with Total Film and said he had so much fun going back to Gordon Gekko that he wanted to do more sequels.
He did seem to be joking when he told the site, "It's been great to go back with Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. I should go back and do 'Son of Scarface' or something!"
Nevertheless, a story following the dead Tony Montana's child would seem to be in keeping with Stone's sequel etiquette to date – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is really the tale of Gordon Gekko's daughter Winnie (played by Carey Mulligan) and her relationship with an upshot broker (Shia LaBeouf).
Stone also told the site of several changes he'd made to Wall Street 2 since its debut at Cannes back in May. The version coming to cinemas later in the year will be "tweaked" he says, not to fundamentally change it at all, but rather to clear up some financial facts in the third act.
Critical notices for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps were good coming out of Cannes – I, for one, adored the film. But even though it seems like mention of 'Son of Scarface' is a joke, the idea of a sequel to that film, which so readily defined an era, a personality and a world - none of which exist anymore - can't help but terrify. Still, you could say the exact same about Wall Street, and what Stone has done with Money Never Sleeps is proof that you don't need to return to any of that to craft a successful sequel.
What do you think? Is 'Son of Scarface' a terrible idea, or might it have legs? Click here to check out the full story on Total Film.