Back in 2003, while producing the soundtrack for Kill Bill, Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA flew to Beijing, China where he spent thirty days observing the techniques of director Quentin Tarantino. Two years later, In Iceland, he met Hostel Director Eli Roth, and expressed an interest in making a Kung Fu movie. Thus the spark that led to The Man With The Iron Fist was lit.
Presented by Tarantino and with an all-star cast including Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe, The Man With The Iron Fist tells the epic story of an outsider (RZA) who must unite iconic heroes against soulless villains to save his village from total annihilation.
Since arriving in Jungle Village former slave the Blacksmith (RZA) has been re-enslaved, and forced by radical tribal factions to create deadly and elaborate weapons of cruel destruction. As tensions boil over into war he channels an ancient energy to transform himself into the ultimate weapon, and harnesses his power to become the saviour of his adopted people.
SHOULD YOU SEE IT?
Made with the blessing of Quentin Tarantino The Man With The Iron Fist looks to be the film that’ll bring martial arts back to mainstream cinema, in a similar way to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and House Of Flying Daggers a few years ago. With a wacky cast of characters and a whole lot of gore it’s bound to be a lad’s movie with plenty of boobs mayhem to top it off.
RZA proves, as if he needed to, that the Wu Tang Clan ain’t nothing to fuck with.