So, what exactly do you call a remake of a remake? A three-make, perhaps? Regardless of what you call it, it seems like a new one is on the way. The Playlist is reporting that a new, gender swapped Ocean’s 11 film, starring Sandra Bullock is in the works. Details are scarce at this time, so it is unclear on whether or not this would be a sequel, a prequel or a remake of the popular franchise.
The film is set to be directed by Gary Ross, based on a script penned by Olivia Milch. In fact, a draft of the script has reportedly already been submitted to the studio. The project has been in the works for a while, with George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and the late Jerry Weintraub all on board since late last year. No plot details for the project have been revealed, although George Clooney’s Danny Ocean is rumored to possibly cameo in the film.
I’ve got to admit that I do find this idea intriguing. As we all know, Hollywood loves to piggyback on recognizable brands, so this should come as no surprise, given the huge popularity of the franchise. The gender-swap formula should also not come as a shock, as this seems to be the new Hollywood “it” thing to do. (Whether it’s necessary or not is a completely different discussion!) I absolutely adore Ocean’s 11 (I think that Ocean’s 12 lost some of the magic of the original, but that they turned it around with the entertaining Ocean’s 13) and I am all for more female led projects.
However, I’m not sure that this needs to be a remake or a sequel to the original. Why can’t it just be an awesome heist film with a female cast? And yes, I realize that I already answered this earlier with the whole brand recognition thing, but whatever! I am excited for the project anyway, just because of the talent involved.
Make sure to check back for updates – right here on Geek Nation.
Latest posts by Erin Parisien (see all)
- Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ S06E15 – “East” - March 28, 2016
- Review: ‘Arrow’ S04E16 – “Broken Hearts” - March 24, 2016
- Review: ‘The Flash’ S02E16 – “Trajectory” - March 23, 2016
- Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ S06E13 – “The Same Boat” - March 14, 2016
- Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ S06E12 – “Not Tomorrow Yet” - March 7, 2016