With Ocean’s 8 coming out June 8, 2018, it’s time to take a look back at the series that started it all. Although based on the movie of the same name in the 1960s, in 2001, the Ocean’s Eleven remake brought heist genre back to life in style. It became one of the highest-grossing films of the year and to this day is director Steven Soderbergh’s most successful film. Ocean’s Eleven was so well received that it sparked two more films, Oceans Twelve and Thirteen. Take a look to see what it was like on the set of the Ocean’s series, unknown facts about the movies, and why they were liked by so many people.
It looks like Mark Wahlberg is a little sore about passing up the chance to be in the movies.
They Had To Change A Major Scene In Ocean’s Eleven After The 9/11 Attacks
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In the original cut of the film, there was a scene where the New York, New York Hotel and Casino are destroyed by explosives. However, it was decided that the scene looked far too similar to the destruction of the World Trade Center earlier that year in 2001.
Instead, they made some changes to the CG and changed the hotel to a fake one called “The Xanadu.” Although the film’s creators and production team admit that it was a bit of a last minute scramble, it was the right thing to do considering the state of the nation at that time.