HOLLYWOOD, CA – In an attempt to take advantage of the recent crisis on Wall Street, DreamWorks Animation, the only moneymaking division of DreamWorks SKG (motto: “I’m Steven Spielberg and I approved this movie”), announced it will remake the classic 80’s dramatic film “Wall Street” as a feature-length comedy cartoon.
Called “Gordon Shreko,” the cartoon will replace the Gordon Gekko character, played by Michael Douglas, with Shrek, played by Mike Myers. Gekko’s signature line – “Greed is, for lack of a better word, good” – will be replaced by Shrek’s new philosophy: “Donkey, two things, OK? Bail … out!”
Eddie Murphy will play Bud Donkey, assuming the role of the ambitious young stockbroker, Bud Fox, played in the original by Charlie Sheen. Shreko will take him under his hairy arm and teach him how to follow the rules, avoid risks and invest wisely, turning him from an ass into a poor but happy Wall Street mule.
Cameron Diaz as Fiona will play Shreko’s trophy girlfriend, who is an actual trophy the Wall Street ogre keeps on his mantle next to the one he won bowling on the Lehman Brothers team.
‘We want to show that what’s happening on Wall Street is a comedy of errors,” said Steven Speilberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen, co-owners of DreamWorks SKG. “Kind of like everything we’ve invested in besides “Shrek” and “Shrek 2.””
“Gordon Shreko” is scheduled for release in early 2009. If it’s successful, DreamWorks Animation plans to follow it with a remake of “The Bonfire of the Vanities” called “Antz Take Over The New York Stock Exchange.”