Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire Trailer

The onslaught of new trailers continues from Comic-Con this week as we finally have our first look at Steven Soderbergh’s much anticipated action flick Haywire. Last week we saw the debut trailer for his upcoming virus thriller Contagion, and now this one finds him dipping into the modern spy genre. MMA star Gina Carano (aka Crush from American Gladiators) plays Mallory Kane, a black ops agent who is double crossed by the government and seeks revenge.

It was a little bit worrisome to see the trailer open with Carano sitting across from Channing Tatum, but fortunately the acting talent gradually increases throughout as we also see Michael Douglas, Michael Angarano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender and Bill Paxton (among others). Make no mistake, Soderbergh is indulging in pure genre here, as there doesn’t seem to be much depth to the film… but I’m okay with that. The action looks exciting and I think Carano has the screen presence required to carry this movie. Haywire hits theatres on January 20th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

  • mitch

    i <3 soderbergh

  • Fatbologna

    God damn, Soderbergh’s killin’ it as usual! What a cast in this thing! Douglas, Banderas, McGregor and Fassbender?!?! Smart move to back up a first timer with such a solid group of actors. Between this and Contagion it looks like it’s gonna be a great year for Soderbergh fans.

  • kyri

    Indeed, and a very smart move to use a no-name for the main role..

  • Napalm

    The Bourne Identity with a chick?

    But cast and visuals look great. I’ll watch.

  • Matt

    This looks like a straight-to-video B-movie. If it wasn’t for Soderbergh’s name on it, no one would be giving this a second look.

  • Fatbologna

    Matt, you couldn’t be more wrong about anything in your entire life.

  • Bocuma

    Wow, this actually looks pretty cool! Wasn’t expecting much, but now I’m stoked. Soderbergh is going out with some interesting stuff.

  • Matt

    The action sequences looks amazing. I’m hoping it’ll be a fun watch.

  • Very nice eye candy beating the stuffing out of some henchmen? I’m in.

  • yeah, Im really starting to hate high action movies with horrible lighting! I understand Soderbergh is the the king of getting “more out of less” but as a movie fan I can’t get past the fact that in every scene my mind is saying”f*ck, can someone put a key light in this f*ckin room!”

  • FoxMulder

    This looks awesome! Anyone stating otherwise should honestly check himself… ;-)

  • anton

    wow.. its such a weird mix of amazing cast and sort of cheap visual. interesting.

  • Ryan

    Matt is right, the only reason this is elevated over a standard ‘B’ pic is that Soderbergh is attached. Without him this would have attracted a standard no name cast and be a average movie.

    All I could think off was Salt & Bourne while watching the trailer!. Also please how many times do I have to hear wind whoosh while someone throws a punch or kick, this does not happen!!!!!

  • Bocuma

    Well, of course it’s elevated because of Soderbergh! I mean, the guy’s done a bunch of pretty decent films, and can really take something like this and turn it into a fun ride. If it was someone like John Turtletaub directing Haywire I probably wouldn’t be interested…

  • Nelson

    Oh my God, this trailer impressed the hell out of me. Who is this girl? She is awesome. I’m ready to propose based solely on her acting chops and “badassness” alone :p

  • rob

    agree with napalm looks alright

  • Emily-Therese. Reynolds

    Hey I was in the film, great people.

  • Steve

    This is a joke right?! Soderberg directed film with Douglas, Paxton, McGregor, Fassbender and MMA Chick?! You know how many talented actresses would have given their left nipple to be in a film with that caliber of talent. Just cause she can do a great scissor kick?! Unreal man, I…I’m kinda dumbfounded on this whole idea.