This year we’ll see the long gestating sequel to the Oliver Stone eighties flick, Wall Street emerge from the ashes. The new film is called Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and it stars Shia Labeouf as a young trader who bites off more than he can chew in the dog eat dog world of the stock market. Over at USA Today, they debuted some high quality photos from the film that feature the young actor trading in his t-shirt and jeans for a few custom suits and some hair gel.

The film takes a page out of the original’s script, with the only difference being the time. It’s set 20 years after the first film and centers on an up and coming Wall Street trader who gets taught some hard lessons in the business. In the midst of it he unites with the infamous Gordon Gekko to save the financial community from the oncoming economic collapse.

If that’s not enough for you, he also gets involved with Gekko’s daughter and tries to find out who’s responsible for the death of his former mentor. And we can’t forget that Gekko has been recently released from prison for all the devious stuff he did in the first movie. In his case, greed wasn’t always so good.

In the following photos we get a glimpse of co-star Josh Brolin who is described as the new villain, which will be entertaining to see. He’s filling the bad boy shoes that Douglas left open and he’s more than talented enough to take on the challenge.

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What do you think of Shia’s makeover in Wall Street 2? Can you take him seriously as a professional trader?