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Wu-Tang Clan member RZA has immersed himself in film for quite a while, appearing in several films since the late 90s and showing a particular interest in kung-fu. The rapper has finally written and directed his first film, and it's a mad martial arts frenzy called The Man With the Iron Fists. The red band trailer was just released today over at IGN, and it has everyone incredibly excited for a few reasons:
1. GZA is working with Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino, two guys that know how to make some pretty awesome action movies.
2. The movie stars Russell Crowe (!) and Lucy Liu (!!) among others acting incredibly insane and unhinged.
3. The movie features new music from a variety of artists, including Kanye West, The Black Keys Wiz Khalifa, and the Wu-Tang Clan.
4. There is action, blood, and guts everywhere.
5. It seems like a terrific mashup of genres and styles that hopefully blend into something pretty incredible.
Seriously, this film looks all kind of awesome. In the trailer, the action never relents, and the gore and bloody violence just escalates throughout the duration. The weaponry is insane, the visuals and choreography looks pretty amazing, and there is even a man that turns into brass played by the wrestler Batista. Just read Hitfix.com's Drew McWeeney rave about the trailer:
This looks awesome.
I've seen many kung-fu films with the RZA in attendance at the various Quentin Tarantino film festivals, so there's something that feels completely organic and normal about RZA finally making his directorial debut with a movie that looks like a non-stop totally mad mash-up of genres and styles.
[...] It also looks like it's going to be fairly non-stop. I've got no idea what the film's actually about beyond the broad strokes of revenge and fighting, but it looks like this is along the lines of the daffy “The Good The Bad and The Weird” but with a real strong “Master Of The Flying Guillotine” vibe as well. This trailer, which premiered at IGN today, is very red-band, and there's a great shot involving an eyeball at the end of the thing that probably earned them that red-band, and it looks like they're going embrace that R-rating with glee.
Check out the trailer for yourself. It's gory, graphic, but it certainly looks like everyone involved is having a whole lot of fun just playing the frenzied roles in this crazy flick. The Man With the Iron Fists will come out some time later this year.
What do you think of the trailer?