Rub your eyes again, what you read is true, this thing is really happening. Universal just promised $20 million to RZA to finance his next project ‘The Man With the Iron Fist.’ RZA will direct, score and star in the film as a blacksmith that supplies a village in feudal China with weapons. Whats a black man doing in China working with metal? Who cares. Eli Roth will produce the film as he also co-wrote the screenplay, describing it as “Kung Fu with a spaghetti Western mindset and a Hip Hop influence.” Those are 3 things that in my opinion have the potential to make this one hell of a movie. RZA is a kung fu genious, and Eli is the king of “torture porn” so we can at least expect a decent genre fetishism film.
Shooting starts in Hong Kong this September. YES!