We all are now fully aware of RZA of Wu-Tang Clan’s love of kung-fu cinema. Besides throwing numerous nods to Asian cinema in his lyrics, he also worked on the soundtrack for Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Rumors were revealed years ago that RZA was going to venture into directing by delivering a film that would be a love-letter to the films he grew up with that starred Bruce Lee, Gordon Liu, and Sammo Hung. With a script co-written by horror vet Eli Roth, The Man With the Iron Fists is close to finally being released. So close in fact, that actress Jamie Chung seems to think they finally have a more precise time than just sometime in 2012. She reveals these details about the film with Collider:
The original cut was four hours long and RZA was like, ‘Let’s turn it into two movies!’ and Eli [Roth] was like, ‘…No…’ so they’re really excited and I have complete faith in RZA. He’s a complete genius when it comes to these things and he knows the genre so well. So it’s cut down to an hour and a half and it’s picture locked and now he’s working on the music. So I’m pretty exited and everyone’s pretty stoked. But it will have that kind of cult feel. I think everyone loved, you know, 36 Chambers of Shaolin or…is it Five Deadly Venoms? It’s definitely a delicacy. It’s still fun and awesome and Russell Crowe’s doing some crazy things that you would never think you’d see him do […] and I think it may come out in August.
Also starring Russell Crowe, Lucy Lui, and Pam Grier, The Man with the Iron Fists is one of my most anticipated films of 2012. As more info gets revealed, we will pass it on.
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.