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RZA's The Man with the Iron Fist

RZA.jpgThe rapper and producer RZA is going to be directing a martial arts film, The Man with the Iron Fist. Woohoo, is what I thought, and chalked it up to another news announcement I'd just pass over, and then I found out how he's been learning his art, and that sparked some interest.

Not only has he been developing the film with Eli Roth, but he's been spending the last few years working with Quentin Tarantino. Now that sounds interesting.

Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino influencing RZA to bring a martial arts film to the screen, and one which RZA wrote himself.

According to CHUD through Empire Roth is full of praise for the film and for RZA:

"RZA's script is amazing. He has been studying directing with Tarantino for years. and he's really ready to get behind the camera...This movie will have everything martial arts fans could want, combined with RZA's superb musical talent. This project has been his dream for years, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. And fans should know that yes, there will be blood...This ain't no PG-13."

Well we do hear that a lot, but actually I think this might be true, considering the people behind him and RZA's attitude to the more adult edge of music. According to CHUD, RZA is an "encyclopedia of martial arts films". So this sounds like it might be something interesting. Tarantino, Roth and RZA with an original bloody martial arts film.

A rapper behind the camera...well it makes a change. He's also behind the pen, and the instruments. Could this be the start of something big?





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