Gina Carano’s Haywire Looking Good
Western martial arts films are traditionally hit and miss. Where Hong
Kong has an entire industry built on innovating, refining, experimenting
with and ultimately mastering the art of the Kung Fu flick, Hollywood
has a tendency to latch onto whatever new martial artist is hot this
week, and then quickly forget that the martial arts exist a week later.
Model/actress/MMA fighter Gina Carano’s starring role in “Haywire” is
shaping up to be one of the “hits” rather than a “miss.” The stunningly beautiful
starlet plays Mallory Kane, a femme fatale sent by the American
government to “tie up loose ends” and while the secret assassin premise
may be an old one, it also guarantees a sufficient degree of
bone-splintering action with real stars sharing the screen (Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Bill Paxton).
The film, being directed by “The Mummy” director Steven Soderbergh and
looks to combine hard-hitting action with big budget effects, all while
filling the screen with one of the most beautiful (did we already say that?) women in modern
martial arts. Be on the lookout for the flick soon.