Ocean’s Thirteen is being fast-tracked and is scheduled for a summer 2007 theatre release.Â Wow, that’s a relief, I thought I was going to have to wait until Christmas 2007 toÂ see this wonderÂ of a film.Â But seriously, I was with Steve Soderbergh on the first one, thought it was a cute remake heist film.Â George Clooney always tickles my fancy and Matt Damon, in the right light, looks like my husband.Â
Ocean’s Twelve, now, is a bird of a different color.Â It was awkward, unclear, lacking that campy style the first one exuded so well and overall made me think that they were just making this film to capitalize on the interest of the first without adding creative and new content.
And now Ocean’s Thirteen is in production?Â I have to say that I had more hope for Clooney than to steer his career in this path.Â Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones apparently knew when to quit, and have not signed up for this sequel to the sequel.Â Ellen Barkin will be playing the leading lady and will be closely involved with Matt Damon’s character.Â
Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck (well, what else was he going to do?), Scott Cann, Carl Reiner and Elliott Gould will also be returning in the Thirteen.Â You know, amongst the Chinese, the number thirteen is considered lucky and commonly associated with wealth, however in the US, the number thirteen is regarded as an unlucky number best avoided.Â Since this film is being filmed in Burbank, California– a city in a US state- I can only assume that this will be an unlucky project at best.