Saturday, May 8, 2010

RZA Inks Deal, Set To Write & Direct Film ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’

RZA is officially set to direct The Man With The Iron Fists, a film co-written with Eli Roth, described as a “stylized martial arts film… with a spaghetti Western mindset and hip hop influence,” in hopes of “reinventing the Kung Fu movie genre.”

Universal Pictures has inked a deal with RZA to both finance and distribute the film, on a budget of $20 million, while RZA will will also play the lead character (“a blacksmith who forges weapons for the inhabitants of a village in feudal China… who are forced to defend themselves”) as well as the soundtrack.

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