A lot of people are talking about the recent news Steven Soderbergh has will potentially make the film adaptation of the TV series, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” his next film with George Clooney eying the starring role and Scott Z. Burns (The Informant, Contagion) may pen the screenplay. Sure, it’s a bit newsy, but it sounds far from a done deal so I’ll give it a headline once it is.
However, news of one of Soderbergh’s already in-the-can films just arrived as The Playlist reports Haywire will hit theaters on April 22, 2011now that Relativity Media has bought the pic back from Lionsgate. The movie casts MMA Fighter Gina Carano in the lead role as a black ops soldier on mission of revenge after sheâ€™s double crossed by one of her teammates. The film co-stars Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Michael Angarano, Antonio Banderas and Bill Paxton.
In other release date news, Paramount has moved their Footloose remake to October 14 from its previous April 1 date, Focus moved Kevin MacDonald’s The Eagle up two weeks to February 11, Universal moved Fast Five up from June 10 to April 29, which used to belong to the studio’s horror prequel The Thing, which is now without a release date.
Word from Thing producer Marc Abraham is that some reshoots are taking place to “enhance existing sequences,” “make crystal clear a few story beats” and “add punctuation marks to the film’s feeling of dread.” All of this sounds pretty dire if you ask me, but I’ll still give the film a chance.
Finally, David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) comedy The Change-Up starring Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Leslie Mann and Alan Arkin will hit theaters on August 11, 2011.