With the release of The Expendables, the question was raised concerning a female version. At first I rolled my eyes at the prospect but then began to wonder just who I would cast in such a film. After much deliberation, I came to a conclusion and made my list of 10 women that I would want to see in a femme fatale version. Everyone on my list has done some sort of action based role, and they can actually act. I was going for quality here since I’m picky that way.
I wrote a bit on Haywire way back in June before the marketing machine went into top gear wondering why this film wasn’t on the radar. With a director like Steven Soderbergh and a cast that includes marquee heavy names like Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender and Bill Paxton all teaming up with experienced MMA fighter and ex-American Gladiator Gina Carano, how could this film get made so quietly?
It’s a moot point now because as of last weekend, we finally got to see what Soderbergh and Co. have been up to. It was a risky move casting Carano in the lead, and the question is, did it pay off?
I posted about this film a while back wondering how it seemed that this film was filmed completely under the radar. It’s got a high profile director and the cast is quite simply, off the chain. Slowly but surely information finally started to leak out and several months ago we got a peek at the teaser and now we get a trailer. It may be a short one but what it lacks in time, it makes up for in action.
Most of the stuff this week came from Comic-Con last weekend. There was some good stuff so I figured I’d share. You may have seen it already and if so, feel free to check it out again. Or you can check out the new web series I posted on earlier in the week. Seriously, be sure to check that out too.
Steven Soderbergh is one of those directors whose projects always garner a bit of attention. His CV is pretty impressive and normally when he gathers together an A-list cast, news of the film is all over the web. So imagine my surprise when I happened across a listing for a new film of his that I hadn’t heard a lick about. It wouldn’t be so shocking if the film was in the early stages of production, but this one is completed and according to IMDB, is set to be released in August.