While everyone else dishes out movies based on true events, literary classics and aim for that awards season boullion, RZA will instead be serving up blood and blades in equal doses with this directorial debut “The Man With The Iron Fists.” There will be few movies this fall offering up such unabashed, popcorn-ready entertainment, but a kung fu flick starring the rapper, Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe? Yeah, we’re in.
A batch of new images from the flick have dropped, and they emphasize the bold visual approach RZA is committing to for his picture. Co-written by Eli Roth, the story will find RZA playing a blacksmith in feudal China who has to defend his rural village. And it looks like he’ll be coming up against some formidable enemies who will be boasting big muscles, bad teeth and pretty sharp weaponry. But with a blazing hip hop heavy soundtrack featuring Kanye West, Pusha T, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli and more, we’re kind of amped to see this.
“The Man With The Iron Fists” arrives on November 2nd.