Most people will know RZA from being a member of legendary hip-hop group The Wu-Tang Clan, and for those of you who have listened to their music, you will know of their fond fascination with kung-fu flicks from the past. However, RZA is now making the jump from musician, writer and actor to director with his new film, The Man With the Iron Fists, and even better, he has bagged himself a “Quentin Tarantino presents” label for his flick.
With Tarantino’s name attached the film will be an instant hit, but surprisingly there is a whole lot more with this film to be excited about. Firstly, the mysterious film released its first image thanks to RZA’s Twitter feed on Monday, and you can view that image above. In the picture we see RZA taking on an enemy and using his Iron Fists, has managed to take out one of the poor sod’s eyeballs! Proof then that The Man With the Iron Fists is intended to be ultra violent, and I can’t imagine any complaints about that! Not only have we been treated to the first image, but the official poster landed earlier today, and you can view that at the bottom of this post. In even better news, word is that the first trailer will be arriving today or tomorrow so watch this space!
Now, with both RZA and Tarantino attached what else makes this flick sound impressive? Well, Eli Roth wrote and produced for a start! Not good enough for you? Well then, check out the impressive cast list: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, David Bautista, Jamie Chung and RZA himself, along with appearance from a host of others, including Grace Huang, Pam Grier, Gordon Liu and Daniel Wu. This is gonna be epic!
In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.
By Matt Wavish