RZA’s epic kung-fu film, The Man With the Iron Fists arrives here in UK cinemas on 7th December, and I for one am very excited. So excited infact, that even a three minute animated (sort of) prequel has me on the edge of my seat.
The prequel is a collection of animated images, and they are rather cool images too, and they feature RZA doing the voiceover and explaining about his characters journey. In the film RZA plays The Blacksmith who travels to China and becomes the makers of deadly weapons before literally becoming one himself!
The film stars RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Cung Le,Byron Mann, Rick Yune, David Bautista, Pam Grier and Jamie Chung.
Expect to see The Man With the Iron Fists in UK cinemas from 7th Deceember. Check out our previous stories here
Synopsis for the prequel:
This prequel side story to ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ finds the Blacksmith (RZA) on his way to China via a Dutch trading vessel. At a typical port stop, the Blacksmith and the crew have an unfortunate encounter.
Synopsis for the film:
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.