Now you’re just spoiling us, Steven Soderbergh! A week or so the ace trailer for his star-studded thriller “Contagion” dropped; now, with Comic-Con in full swing, we’re treated to the preview for his other thriller, “Haywire,” which looks equally as compelling. (He’s also apparently not retiring after all according to reports at the event.)
In the action flick mixed martial arts superstar Gina Carano plays Mallory Kane, a highly trained operative who performs dangerous tasks for a government security contractor. When she gets double crossed by her own team, she takes matters into her own hands to uncover the reasons behind their failed attempt to snuff her.
Judging by the trailer it’s clear why Soderbergh cast Carano. This girl kicks ass. She reportedly performed her own high-adrenaline stunts and the payoff’s thrilling to witness. The only fault in this trailer is the hokey voice-over that runs throughout. But with Soderbergh at the helm and a supporting cast that includes the likes of Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas and Antonio Banderas, count this as one of the most anticipated titles to hit early next year.
The only thing is… the film drops January 20, 2012 — a date that can be viewed as a death knell. So is the trailer all clever editing, or is something really there?