Contagion is still playing in many theaters across the country, but Steven Soderbergh, ever the busy filmmaker, has another movie hitting in a few months. You may have forgotten, but we’ll soon be seeing his first full-fledged action movie, Haywire. Led by MMA fighter Gina Carano (in her acting debut), the first preview showed off some fight and stunt work that’s more impressive than just about anything that played in multiplexes this summer.
A new trailer, coming from the U.K., is basically a condensed version of what was shown in July, give or take a couple of new moments here or there. I’m still impressed by the action’s brutality — it looks like people are really getting beat up — but the story might be a little too derivative for me to fully support this; hopefully there’s something else to be found. Still, count me as excited to see what Soderbergh will do with one of the few genres he hasn’t yet explored.
Watch it below:
You can also see a new poster from UGO below:
Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious—and dangerous—trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
Also starring Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, and Antonio Banderas, Haywire opens on January 20th.
What do you think of this new trailer? Any excitement over seeing Soderbergh’s foray into action?