Fox Delays Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Until September
by Alex Billington
March 10, 2010
20th Century Fox has announced (via THR) that they are pushing back the release of Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps from its originally scheduled April 23rd release date back to September 24th later this year. We've already featured a few great trailers for this movie, but they don't want it out in April anymore. I always thought that was a very early release anyway, I didn't think Stone would even finish it that quickly. Fox has also moved up the release of the Tom Cruise / Cameron Diaz action comedy Knight & Day from July 2nd to the earlier June 25th release date. Some solid and smart date changes from Fox.
When Fox first set Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps for release in April, I was a bit surprised because Oliver Stone had only started shooting at the end of last year, and didn't even finish shooting until December. I'm glad that they're waiting to release until it's completely finished, unlike with Oliver Stone's W., which was rushed to a quick release by Lionsgate before George W. Bush left office. I'm still very excited for this movie - that last trailer was the one that pushed me over the "highly anticipated" edge. I'm a bit sad that we have to wait another 5 more months, but maybe it's for the better. Is anyone else was looking forward to this?
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
That's total crap. It seems like alot of studios are changing their minds nowadays. Even after Carey's big buzz coming off the Oscars....I guess we'll have to wait...too bad.....I just showed my wife "Wall Street" for the first time to build it up for her.
Scorcesefan on Mar 10, 2010
This doesn't surprise me in the least. With the crowded April schedule, it didn't seem like it would do well.
notalent on Mar 10, 2010
this movie is going to be terrible. why are they doing sequels now? did they get sick of people bitching about remakes, but still needed to capitalize on a past movie's success? im ok with movies with a different medium as source material, but recycling old movies is getting stupid.
Spencer on Mar 10, 2010
wall street 2 is one of the films ive been looking forward to the most. not i have to wait another 5 months. ugh, i can never get a break.
matt on Mar 10, 2010
noooooooooooo! i guess the more polished the better
movie mike on Mar 10, 2010
Love Oliver Stone and I really want to see this but, I miss the old Stone JFK, Platoon, Natural born killers and many more seems like he lost some steam after Alexander, The final cut of Alexander was great but World trade center and W missed some Stone edge as did the theatrical version of Alexander. Like hes idling or something
Loser on Mar 10, 2010
Great, now no one will watch Stone's commie crap until Sep.
Frank on Mar 10, 2010
That's a very smart release date change. Fall is when the more adult oriented fair comes out usually anyway. Releasing it in April alongside movies like Kick-Ass, The Nightmare on Elm Street remake, The Losers and only two weeks before Iron Man 2 and the other big blockbusters come out would have been disastrous.
ShriekoftheVulture on Mar 10, 2010
I'M SORRY, BUT THIS IS FUCKIN BULLSHIT.
People's Champ on Mar 10, 2010
Hour later, Whatever is best for the movie.
People's Champ on Mar 10, 2010
Conrad on Mar 10, 2010
TRUST ME!!!! This movie probably already had screenings to some execs or big-ups. And it probably SUCKED HARD SWEATY BALLS!! So they pushed back the movie to chop it up and edit it more. IMHO I think its not going to be a good movie. Everytime a movie gets pushed back it has had bad first screen revies. Anyone remember P Jacksons The Loveley Bones? Was supposed to be released in December but came out in January. TRUST ME!!!!
Spider Man on Mar 10, 2010
Apparently money does sleep during the summer. Whenever a film a pushed back like this it is usually a sign that it is a trainwreck. Considering everything Stone has done in the past decade has been pretty terrible I wouldn't be surprised if this were the case here.
Jonah on Mar 11, 2010
I'm really tired of seeing Mulligan. She annoys me
Scarlett on Mar 11, 2010
@spidey I dont think one month is a big deal at all, but when were talking 5 months, thats a different story. Star Trek got pushed back from a winter release to a summer, That turned out pretty good.
People's Champ on Mar 11, 2010
This sucks. I've been waiting for this movie to come out since they announced it in 2008. It was been one date push back after another. I loved the original but something tells me not to expect too much from this one. I get the feeling from the trailer that there will be a lot of forced catch phrases and cheesey lines that are trying to mimic what people still quote from the first movie. Either way I'll still be in the theatre in September.
Theytookourjobs on Mar 12, 2010
Well, pushing a movie from a November release to a February release would almost certainly mean it is a bad movie, but shifting from April to September could actually mean the opposite. Good dramas are typically rolled out in the fall. Also it's such a late decision (basically a month before release) I have to believe the decision was because A) It's going to be accepted at Cannes in May and the studio likes its chances of a good review, or B) Stone needs more time to edit and/or shoot additional footage (neither of which is a bad sign necessarily. Oftentimes the best scenes in movies are done in "reshoots" when the filmmaker has taken a step back and come up with a better idea than he had originally.)
jeff on Mar 12, 2010
apparently theres a scene in the film mns and gekko is in the limo with shia and they pass a hot dog vender,and it turns out to be charlie sheen,gekko says to shia ,are you telling me the difference between me and that guy is luck,ha
paulie w on Apr 6, 2010
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