People are excited over the first trailer for the all female Ocean's 8 remake

goss 21/12/2017

The female reboot of the Ocean's franchise is nearly upon us - and while a lot of men are angry about it, the first trailer reveals it to be as slick and sophisticated as the originals.

Ocean's 8 stars Oscar-award winning actress Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, sister of Danny (George Clooney in Ocean's 11, 12 and 13), who recruits an all-female squad of thieves to pull off a heist at the Met Gala.

The first look at the film shows Debbie getting released from prison on parole, vowing to pursue "a simple life - hold down a job, make some friends and pay my bills".

It very quickly becomes apparent that's all a ruse, with Debbie pitching a new heist to an eclectic band of crooks with varying skills - promising each a share of the $100 million they'd get for stealing a diamond necklace.

Bullock stars alongside an all-star cast including Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham-Carter and Awkwafina.

It has already attracted criticism, with many Twitter users, predominantly men, leaving snide barbs online about the remake, often comparing it to the all-female Ghostbusters remake.