The RZA has been doing his thing in the music industry for awhile and has championed his craft in that arena. Now he is tackling the movie industry with the same decimating talents and taking the directing hat and lead actor role in his new movie called, “The Man with the Iron Fists”. He is using the all familiar elements from classic and current kung-fu flicks that we grew up with and adding his own twist to his take on the culture. The premise of the movie is laid out by Wikipedia:
In nineteenth century China, a blacksmith who makes elaborate weapons for a small village, is forced to unite with warriors and assassins to protect the village and defeat a traitor who threatens to destroy them all.
He has also assembled an all star cast with Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, David Bautista, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier & Jin Au-Yeung. Quentin Tarantino has given his stamp of approval with the “Quentin Tarantin presents…” title and it is written by RZA and Eli Roth. There is no release date yet but I will be in line at the premiere to see this one. Watch the red band trailer below and yes that is RZA punching someone’s eyeball out.