Rza And Russell Crowe Are Making A Kung Fu Movie

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Founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Rza, is going to direct and star in a kung fu movie starring Russell Crowe. The film is called “The Man With the Iron Fists”, and was cowritten with Eli Roth.

Rza will play a village blacksmith in feudal China who makes weapons. About Crowe’s involvement he told E!UK,

“I won’t spoil it for you, but Russell’s gonna be the baddest man alive … That man is in fighting shape. That man will knock you out.”

The film starts shooting in Shanghai this December, and Universal has reportedly given them $20 million to work with. Though it initially sounds like a strange collaboration, Rza and Crowe have worked together before on “American Gangster”, and between Rza’s well-known love of kung fu movies and Crowe’s penchant for clobbering things, this sounds more and more like a good idea.

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Sounds like a test for “Afrop Samurai” and to see if they can make the cross-cultural thing work on screen. I mean it’s a Kung-Fu flick, with a black dude and a white dude in Feaudal china. Usually that stuff only works in anime. “Afro Samurai” and it’s sequel “Afro Samurai:Ressurection” have the most cross culuture I’ve ever seen in anything except “Firefly” and “Serenity.”