A little over a year ago, RZA got the green light to begin filming The Man with the Iron Fist, a motion picture that would allow him to put his love for movies into his directorial debut. It was picked up by Universal in May and buzz grew as stars became attached to the film, including Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe. Pam Grier, who is also linked with the film, recently Tweeted an update on the film.
Returned from Shanghai film directed by RZA of Wu Tang w Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, on Man With Iron Fist, To tape Oprah Winfrey Show Mad Fun!
Crowe recently spoke to Courier Mail about the project and why he's on board with Bobby Digital.
“Bobby’s been a martial arts enthusiast his whole life and Universal has given him a $20 million budget to live out his martial arts fantasy,” he noted. “He’s come down to Australia and done various favours for me, including some connected to Souths [Crowe’s rugby league team in Australia] Imagine that the team walks into the studio and RZA from Wu-Tang Clan is there to teach them how to rap. You have to repay the favours in life, you know. So when ‘The Man With the Iron Fists’ came up, I accepted it. It’s an opportunity for me to have fun.”
[February 8, 2011]
UPDATE: The poster for RZA's directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists has been revealed. Check out the poster below.
UPDATE #2: The red band trailer for The Man with the Iron Fists has been released (via IGN).
UPDATE #3: According to THR, RZA's directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists, is slated for theatrical release on November 2nd. The Wu-Tang Clan member made the announcement at Comic-Con 2012.