Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire: the first trailer
People are punched and cars are driven in the trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s forthcoming action thriller, Haywire...
If you’ve ever idly wondered what would happen if you took the character of Lisbeth Salander out of the Millennium mystery movies, and stuck her in a high-kicking action thriller instead, Steven Soderbergh’s forthcoming Haywire may provide the answer.
A classy-looking vehicle for former MMA star Gina Carano, and an unexpected change of pace for Soderbergh, Haywire looks very much like a revenge thriller in the mould of The Long Kiss Goodnight, or one of those Bourne films. Carano stars as some sort of indestructible black ops commando who’s betrayed by the film’s male cast, who are then systematically beaten to a pulp for the next couple of hours. Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender are among the gentlemen who end up on the wrong side of Carano’s fists and feet.
It all looks great fun, in a ridiculous, high-octane kind of way, and looks like the kind of thing we’d have rented from Blockbuster in the 90s, though back then it probably would have had Jean Claude Van Damme or Chuck Norris on the box instead. We mean this as a compliment, by the way.
Haywire’s due out on the 20th January 2012. Until then, enjoy the new trailer below.