A bone-crunching action flick about a former CIA black ops specialist on the run from their former employers?

Sounds straight-to-DVD I know, probably with someone like Jean Claude Van Damme or Steven Seagal in the lead role.

But Haywire is an altogether different beast, and with the flick scheduled to hit cinema screens on January 18, we decided to let you in on why we cannot wait.

It is directed by Steven Soderbergh
Soderbergh has proved his directing prowess time and time again with impressive fare like Traffic, the Oceans movies and more recently, Contagion. Violence has cropped up in his films and been handled well, and the likes of Out of Sight and The Limey show he has no problem overseeing some hard-as-nails dialogue. But a balls-to-the-wall full-blown action extravaganza? This is going to be interesting.

It stars an amazing cast
How does Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum (and we could go on) sound? Consider us excited.

Mixed Martial Arts expert Gina Carano takes the lead
OK, we admit it – we didn’t really know much about Gina before checking out the trailer. But she can sure handle herself, and isn’t it about to time we get another female action star to challenge the likes of Angelina Jolie etc? Plus, doesn’t everyone enjoy the sight of a tooled-up woman dishing out some justice, or is it just me?

The trailer is quality
There have been a few trailers, but the one we have included below is an extended fight scene that tells us everything we need to know – kinetic, brutal and bloody entertaining. If the rest of the film hits this standard we are going to love it.

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle