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.