So, is he or isn't he retiring? Well, at least for now, director Steven Soderbergh has one more project in the works. His upcoming action-thriller 'Haywire' has just been picked up by Relativity Media and they've even given the film an official release date: Jan. 20, 2012.

'Haywire' is about a female covert ops specialist (played by MMA fighter Gina Carano) who ends up being double-crossed by someone close to her in her own agency. And like any Soderbergh flick, this film features an all-star cast, including Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas and Channing Tatum.

'Haywire' is among several projects Soderbergh plans on completing before giving up directing for good, a point that he reiterated to Deadline yesterday.

Hit the jump to see what Soderbergh had to say about picking up the camera again and the challenges that come with making a new movie.
In lieu of some gigantic epiphany I might feel when I see this new thing I imagine is out there, I feel like I am out of ideas. I find myself saying, I've done this shot before. Or, I've solved this problem before by doing the same thing I'm doing now. I don't like that feeling of, 'I've done this.' If you are dealing within the confines of traditional narrative filmmaking, it's hard not to feel like you're in a box after awhile."
Also in the works for the 'Ocean's 11' director are 'Contagion' (starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard and Jude Law), 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' (starring George Clooney) and a Liberace biopic (starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon).

What do you think: Sounds like a winner, or waiting to hear more?

[via Deadline]