Musician and producer RZA has made a movie. No, honestly he has. It’s called The Man with the Iron Fists and co-stars Russell Crowe. This is not a wind up. A US red band trailer has appeared online via IGN along with a nice detailed synopsis and poster.
Quentin Tarantino is on presenting duties for this one and his mate, Eli Roth, is producer and co-screenwriter. Also joining in for pretend fisticuffs with RZA and Crowe is Lucy Liu, Cung Le, Byron Mann, Grace Huang, Daniel Wu, Jamie Chung and Rick Yune. There is no release date yet pegged for either the USA or UK but stay alert for an update. This looks like it could be very good fun.
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.