The first trailer for RZA’s directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists, was mind-blowing when it debuted back in June. The utterly red-band first trailer dazzled with blood and gore that would impress any fan of Tarantino’s work, even more so given that Tarantino himself presents the film.
Co-written by RZA and the great Eli Roth (Hostel, Inglourious Basterds), we’ve now got a new look at the rapper/actor as the eponymous lead, The Blacksmith, The Man with the Iron Fists.
“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.”
RZA is joined by a great cast, headed up by Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu and Pam Grier.
The Man with the Iron Fists will be released in the US on 2nd November, before making its way to UK shores on 16th November. Be sure to make a mental note to set that date aside, because this looks like it’s going to be immense. And as usual with this new image, you can click to enlarge.