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For a long time we heard rumors, whispers, gossip that RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan was working on a kung-fu movie. Many of us were skeptical. Sure it sounded like a damn fine idea, but this couldn’t be serious, could it? Just because the dude is a genre aficionado doesn’t mean he can make a movie, does it?
Well the rumors were true. And what’s more, it has an official release date. Universal Pictures has scheduled the hip-hop icon’s directorial debut, the martial arts epic “The Man With the Iron Fists”, for a theatrical run starting Friday, November 2. There isn’t much else to say about this other than get pumped and prepare ourselves for some ass-kicking, eyeball-popping good times.
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, co-writer and leading man, RZA—alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-take-all battle for a fortune in gold.
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.
Joining Crowe, RZA and Liu in the cast are Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu and Pam Grier.
Here’s the red band trailer in case you missed it.