Get Ready for Lucky "Thirteen"

by | January 4, 2006 | Comments

You can’t say you’d be shocked if I said "Hey, they’re making another one. Yep, it’s called "Ocean’s Thirteen." So here’s me (and Variety) telling you: They’re making an "Ocean’s Thirteen."

Jerry Weintraub has brought former Warner Bros. exec Rob Guralnick back to the lot as his producing partner and president of WB-based Jerry Weintraub Prods.

Move comes as Weintraub gets a script by Brian Koppelman and David Levien for "Ocean’s Thirteen."

Weintraub is in the early stages of plotting a third chapter of the "Ocean’s Eleven" franchise with director Steven Soderbergh and his Section Eight partner George Clooney. Aim is to put the pic in production later this year.

The writing team of Koppelman & Levien are new to the "Ocean" series, but you’re probably familiar with their stuff. They wrote "Rounders," "Knockaround Guys," "Runaway Jury," and "Walking Tall."

No word yet on how many of the old Oceaneers will be returning, but I’d bet money that most of ’em (Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle, etc.) will be there with their old pal George.