Bringing the Ocean’s series back to the big screen was going to be a tough task for anybody, but it looks like filmmaker Gary Ross has successfully done just that with upcoming 2018 release Ocean’s 8. This week, the first official trailer for the movie has been revealed, promising thrills and spills aplenty in 2018 – you can check it out and get your first glimpse at the film’s biggest stars in action below:
Sandra Bullock leads the film as Debbie Ocean; a woman we see in the trailer escaping the confines of prison life, but somebody for whom it doesn’t take long to go back to the familiar feeling of criminal proceedings. With her eyes on one of the biggest celebrity events in New York City – the annual Met Gala – Debbie pulls together a team of women like none other in an attempt to successfully pull off one of the biggest heists in history.
Bullock stars alongside Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter in the movie, working off of a script co-written by director Gary Ross alongside Olivia Milch.
As well as serving as a member of the cast, Bullock executive produces alongside Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman, with Milch co-producing, with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik as producers.
An incredible team of talents also come together in a number of different roles, with Eigil Bryld as director of photography and Alex DiGerlando as production designer. Juliette Welfling is editor on the film, with Sarah Edwards as costume designer and composer Nicholas Britell providing the score.
What many don’t realise is that 2001 release Ocean’s Eleven – led by the likes of George Clooney and Matt Damon – was actually a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. For a large portion of cinemagoers, it provided the first dip into the waters of the franchise, and was such a success that it spawned two sequels; Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007.
Now though, the women are ready to pave the way, in an action adventure romp that looks like it could blow all of the other Ocean’s films out of the water. We can’t wait.
Ocean’s 8 comes to cinemas across the UK in June 2018.