Presented by none other than Quentin Tarantino, and co-written by RZA and the great Eli Roth (Hostel, Inglourious Basterds), the film hits theatres this November, and now a second brilliant – and still, very much red-band and not suitable for work – trailer has debuted over at Yahoo Movies, largely the same as the first, but with a few more snippets of gruesome goodness.
“Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA—alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.
Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.
Blending astonishing martial-arts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop’s most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date.”
Starring alongside RZA in the lead will be Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu, and Pam Grier. Undeniably an excellent cast assembled for the rapper-turned-actor’s debut.
The Man with the Iron Fists will be released in the US on 2nd November, before heading to cinemas in the UK on 16th November. I can’t wait; this looks immense. And one final reminder, this is very much soaked in blood and nudity, so highly unsuitable for work. Enjoy.