In 2001, director Steven Soderbergh helped re-introduce audiences to Danny Ocean and his lovable gang of criminals as they went through with a plan to rob multiple Las Vegas casinos in one night with his remake of the 1960 Rat Pack classic of the same name. The film went on to make more than $450 million worldwide and spur two sequels, resulting in the wildly popular Ocean's Trilogy. Well, anyone who's been missing the heist-based shenanigans of George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and their team of thieves in that series should be glad to know that a spinoff is coming to theaters next year
Titled Ocean's 8, this new film will focus on a heist team of eight women, who will be played by some of the most popular actresses working in film and television today. Now, we've assembled a handy guide to make sure you can stay up to date on all the important info about Ocean's 8. Let's start with what we've seen from the movie by way of the most recent trailer. Take a look:
Well, this certainly looks like the cool, funny, stylish Ocean's movie that we've come to expect. Now, read on to see what this new film has in store for us!
What Is The Ocean's 8 Release Date?
In October 2016, Warner Bros. announced that the highly anticipated spinoff Ocean's 8 had been given a summer 2018 release date; specifically June 8, 2018. Should that release date continue to hold (and there's no reason for it not to, considering that the film had finished principal photography and was officially in post-production by August of 2017), it will put the movie in direct competition with some other potential blockbusters that summer. June 15 will finally give audiences the long-awaited sequel The Incredibles 2, and June 22 will put Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters. Clearly, the studio is hoping that Ocean's 8 will fill a very specific live-action/comedy void that will be left by these big films.
What Is The Ocean's 8 Rating?
Movies don't receive official ratings from the MPAA until a final cut of the film is available to screen. This means that we probably have to wait until sometime in May 2018 to find out what Ocean's 8 will be rated and why the film gets that rating, but, based on the other films in the series, we can make an educated guess as to what the outcome will be. Each film in the Ocean's Trilogy netted itself a PG-13 rating for some combination of language, sexual situations and sensuality, and it's likely that Ocean's 8 will have a similar tone to those films and shoot for the same rating.
What Is The Ocean's 8 Story?
Unlike its predecessors, Ocean's 8 is not planning to focus on Las Vegas casino capers or a stylish European jaunt. This time around, the story will follow our new crew of thieving anti-heroes in New York City as they construct a (I'm sure elaborate) scheme to pull off a major heist during the famed annual event, the Met Gala. The event is a yearly fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and marks the opening of each year's exhibit. Every year sees hundreds of celebrities and power players from several industries gather in their flashiest designer clothes and jewels to donate to the cause.
Until the trailer was released, we had no idea what the focus of the heist was going to be. Now, though, we know that Debbie Ocean and her crew will set their sights on the necklace that's going to be worn to the gala by Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway), which is worth $150 million. One of the big questions that's come up since the trailer came out is who, exactly, the eighth member of the crew will be. It was thought before that Hathaway's character was also a member, but since she's the one being robbed, Daphne will either be a very canny inside woman, or she's really just the mark and the final person on Debbie's team is being kept a big secret.