Before we begin I am going to let you in on a very personal story. I had a dream a few nights ago where I stumbled onto the set of Ocean’s 13 and in the process noticed a glass door that had “Ocean’s 15” etched into the glass! “What?!?! A 15? But the 14 hasn’t even been announced yet,” I thought to myself in a dreamlike haze. Then I walked in on the entire cast of Ocean’s 13 and being the good journalist I was I had to ask, “Ocean’s 15? Really? So there are going to be two more?” This is when George Clooney began mocking me as if I were scum and said, “Oh yeah, front page, front page!” He said this as if it was a paparazzi story and as I hung my head I took the abuse because I knew I had a scoop. However the mocking continued, and even the unannounced Julia Roberts was there, but then I woke up, realized I was still poor and living in Seattle and not on the set of Ocean’s 13 and I went back to bed.
Now, what does this have to do with anything? Well, today it came to light via Clooney Studio that word out of the Edinburgh International Film Festival is that director Steven Soderbergh confirmed Ocean’s 13 will be the last in the franchise. Here is the quote from the site:
Ocean’s 13 will be the last one. Especially George wanted “to go out strong”, and Ocean’s 12 was too complicated. Ocean’s 13 is a comedy, and this time Al Pacino is a great bad guy in fact “this guy’s a monster!” said Steven Soderbergh yesterday to a maybe 1000-1200 people strong crowd in his interview with Shane Danielsen, The Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival.
So I obviously don’t have psychic dreams, but I am still amped to see Ocean’s 13, and bare no ill will toward the cast for mocking me in said dream. Ocean’s 13 is currently set to hit theaters on June 8, 2007.