New Haywire Trailer; Michael Fassbender Discusses His "Messy" Fight Scene
11.11.11 by Ryan
If there's one thing that the trailers for Haywire have going for them is that MMA fighter Gina Carano is going to beat up most, if not all, of the impressive cast surrounding her. A cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Academy Award winner Michael Douglas.
The latest trailer for Haywire starts with a hotel room fight between Carano and Michael Fassbender, who, even after working in action movies like X-Men: First Class and Centurion, told EW that he hasn't been able to forget his brawl with Carano.
I remember it clearly. She is supposed to pick up a vase and it breaks away, and the stunt guy said, "She’s going to grab it and hit you on the side of the head. But the one thing that’s important as she swings toward your head is you don’t look at her. You turn your head away and take the hit." I was like, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, I got it."
Of course, Gina picked up the vase and I looked right at it. It was like a camera bulb had gone off.
The scene has Fassbender playing a fellow agent with Carano, with the pair posing as a couple in Dublin, until Fassbender makes his true intentions known and tries to take her down, starting what Fassbender describes as a "messy" fight that gave him "a few bruises".
He makes his first maneuver on her at the door, and it should be a quick kill but it all goes wrong. And then it’s a matter of finding anything, something hard or that has a sharp edge. It’s an anything goes type thing.
See what Fassbender means (sans the moment with the vase) in the trailer below:
As evidenced in Fassbender's scene description and the trailer, Haywire follows Carano as a special ops agent who is double-crossed by someone close to her and seeks revenge. Michael Angarano and Bill Paxton co-star in the movie, directed by Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven), and written by Lem Dobbs who wrote 1999's The Limey and 1991's Kafka for Soderbergh.