Steven Sodebergh‘s Knockout – a spy thriller staring Gina Carano – has supposedly been renamed Haywire. The film has also been given a January release date in 2011, the same date on which the much delayed and shelved Taken – a spy movie starring Liam Nesson – surprised everyone on. Is January the new month for spy films? We will have to wait and see if this correlation holds true.
The Playlist collated a set of tweets (from Soderbergh’s wife Jules Asner and Rich Eisen) that talk about one of the first screenings of the film. In attendance were Asner, Eisen and seemingly Sasha Grey, who was in Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience. They mention Haywire as the title, and Eisen says the film hits in January. The latter detail in particular may be subject to change, but whenever we do see the film, expect it to be called Haywire.
Since this is an action film, I am really looking forward to seeing Carano fight on screen, having watched her fight numerous times in the mixed martial arts (MMA) ring. If ABC reboots Alias like I heard is rumored, they should choose Gina Carano for the lead role. She would certainly add a new dimension to the show. Look how well Universal Soldier: Regeneration was with the presence of MMA fighter Andrei Arlovski. He was a fighting engine in the film. Carano with be the same in Haywire but also the star and main focus of it as well. Sasha Grey and Jules Asner are lucky SOBs for having seen the film already. Insiders have it good.