Oliver Stone's complex Wall Street 2

October 6th, 2010

Oliver Stone found it extremely "difficult" to conduct his research for 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'.

The director admits looking at the financial markets of 2008 as opposed to those of the original in the 1980s was tough because so much had changed, and he and the film's writers had to do a lot of research for 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'.

He said: "It was extremely difficult to go back to the subject matter because the new markets of the 2000s were much more complex than the 1980s 'Wall Street' that I knew a bit about. Along with my writers, Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff, I had to do a lot of research into the new workings of these exotic securities that could be lumped under the name of "derivatives".

"Perhaps the toughest aspect of making this film was combining the financial complexity with the need for a driving, tense narrative that would carry through the film."

The Oscar-winning filmmaker also admits he was offered the opportunity to work on the film in 2006, but declined because it was ill timed.

Discussing the difficulties of getting Michael Douglas back on board for the film, he told the New Statesman: "He offered me the chance to do it in 2006, but I passed because it didn't seem like the right thing to do; 'Wall Street' was just pigging out of the trough. After 2008, there was a strong reason to do it because of the sense of karma coming into play."