Wu-Tang Clan creator The RZA
will kick off his filmmaking career with a ‘bloody R rated martial arts extravaganza’ The Man with the Iron Fists
that he developed after studying Quentin Tarantino for a few years.
What a lovely and relaxing way to cap off your long day watching a second red band trailer for RZA’s directorial debut, a martial arts epic set in 19th century China and co- starring Russell Crowe
and Lucy Liu
As a matter of fact earlier this week, RZA unveiled a screenshot teaser for the film that mixes kung fu with a spaghetti western mindset and a hip hop influence. The screenplay was penned by Eli Roth
(Grindhouse) and RZA. He stated:
I’m going to tell you that we put a lot of time into the script, a lot of energy into it, a lot of people were supporting me on it, and if the energy comes out right, it should be a classic film to have in your library.
Universal is releasing Man with the Iron Fists in limited theaters starting on November 2nd, 2012; the film also Cung Le, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, David Bautista, Pam Grier
and Jamie Chung
Here’s the official synopsis:
Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA—alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.
Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.
Blending astonishing martial-arts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop’s most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date.