‘Haywire’, the big screen movie directed by Steven Soderbergh that stars MMA superstar Gina Carano has once again been delayed.
The movie was originally shot in 2010, and a cut was shown to a select group that summer, but since then delays have pushed the official release back to February of 2011, and then later to April,.
Now, with Carano yesterday being photographed in the midst of re-shoots with co-star Ewan McGregor, it’s emerged that the movie has a new release date in August. It’s not the first time scenes have been revisited either as Soderbergh revealed in January that some re-shoots and extra elements had been added to the original cut.
Though it’s hard to say for sure, the constant delays and re-shoots don’t appear to bode particularly well for the movie, though Soderbergh is vastly experienced and does have an impressive past record so we can only trust that he knows what he’s doing.
Placing Carano as the star was always a gamble though, with the fighter certainly having the looks, fan-base and athletic ability to front an action movie, but also possessing a rather shy disposition outside the cage and having little in the way of previous acting experience.
Meanwhile for MMA fans the question now is whether Carano’s expected return to the Strikeforce cage in June will be effected by her movie commitments.
According to MMAWeekly the promotion still expect Carano to fight in June as originally planned, but note that nothing has been finalized so far.