Back in 2003 Quentin Tarantino and RZA collaborated on the two-part martial arts/western epic KILL BILL when the Wu-Tang Clan member was selected to produce the film’s audacious original score. The result was an amazing collaboration for the eyes and the ears.
Nine years later the combination of Tarantino and RZA is back with THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS. This time, though, RZA is taking on decidedly different roles. The film centers on a blacksmith living in a remote Chinese Village. His main work his creating elaborate tools of destructions, a job directed to him by war-hungry radical. As their bloodlust grows the blacksmith harnesses an ancient energy that turns him into a human weapon. With his newfound powers he will attempt to become the village’s fighting savior.
RZA developed the script, which blends the generic conventions of martial arts, spaghetti westerns and blaxploitation, with Eli Roth. On top of writing the film he also directs and stars alongside the likes of Russell Crowe and Lucy Lui. Tarantino, who has been RZA’s cinematic mentor since their work together on KILL BILL, serves as executive producer.
After five years of development THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, a self-declared passion project for RZA, is finally going to hit Alamo screens on Friday at Village and Slaughter Lane. Get ready.