Ocean's 12 was such a good idea – and so well received! Yes, it appears as though Brian Koppelman and David Levien have finished a script for Ocean's
13, and producer Jerry Weintraub is currently working on attatching the talent. Steven Soderbergh and George
Clooney are still said to be involved at this point. Also on Weintraub's Warner Brothers-set slate: Nancy
Drew, which goes into production on January 31.
It was an erratic year for indie arms. Despite
the fact that its parent company ended the year on top of the studio heap, Fox Searchlight had not a single hit for the
year. Even with late-2004 release Sideways adding to the coffers, by the end of the year the indie arm found
itself $70 million down from the year before. This is in huge contrast to fellow studio/indies Warner Independent and
Focus Features, who both had stunning years. with WIP grossing over $100 million more in 2005 than in the year before.
Cinema Libre will distribute feature-length ESPN documentary Through the
Fire in advance of its television premiere. Fire tells the story of Brooklyn-bred high school basketball sensation Sebastian Telfair, and will open in select cities (starting with New
York) on February 10. It's due to make its television debut in early March.