Oliver Stone Adapting Don Winslow's Drug Thriller 'Savages'
The mostly unnecessary, but absolutely fantastic looking sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps hasn't hit theaters yet, but Deadline says Oliver Stone is already keen on an adaptation of the yet-to-be-released Don Winslow book Savages. The story in the novel follows two young, independent Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins who are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after their girlfriend (which they share) is kidnapped and held for a ransom of every last dollar they've made for the past five years. They agree to pay, but what good would that be if they didn't decide to craft a plan to get her back, seek revenge and skip town?
Apparently Stone wants to follow-up his Wall Street sequel with this adaptation enough that he put up his own money for it, a trend that has served directors like Steven Soderbergh quite well. Stone has had a few missteps, but remains one of the more interesting filmmakers working today. He's been around the block and despite his over-zealous political beliefs, you can't deny that he's a decent director, even if you don't agree with the angle he takes. Hell, despite his own political voice, he crafted an interesting character piece about George W. Bush without much political bashing. In the meantime, I can't wait to see Wall Street 2.