The clock is winding down for the RZA directed flick The Man with the Iron Fists. The Wu-Tang Clan‘s master producer embraced his obsession with kung-fu, which led to the Quentin Tarantino approved upcoming film that RZA also stars in. For the soundtrack dropping October 23, RZA called on hip-hop vets for the first album that will be released through his new label, Soul Temple Records. All Hip Hop reports acts like Ghostface Killah,Talib Kweli, Method Man, Pusha T and Kanye West have songs on the 16-track soundtrack. And for a touch of soul Corrine Bailey Rae and Res lend their vocals to the male squad. Read more…
Wu-Tang Clan‘s beat master and resident martial arts aficionado, it was only a matter of time before RZA got a ninja flick of his own. And alas, here we have it! RZA makes his directorial this fall with The Man with the Iron Fists, and if this eye-popping first trailer is any indication, it should be all his kung fu dreams fully realized.
Co-written with Eli Roth and presented by king of the shlock Quentin Tarantino, the film finds RZA and his fellow co-stars (Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu) tangled-up in some sort of bloody adventure in feudal China. This is RZA’s first go behind the camera, but having starred also in Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes and with Denzel Washington in American Gangster, he is an old pro when it comes to being on-screen. By the looks of the trailer, he really goes for it with this one, bringing all the blood and high kicks and fancy knives you could dream of.
And better yet is the soundtrack, which is rumored to feature new tracks by Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, The Black Keys, Wiz Khalifa, and RZA himself — the sort of all-star line-up that could get even a hemophobe excited! Wu-Tang have been sampling kung fu films on their albums for years now, and RZA helped arrange the soundtrack for Tarantino’s Kill Bill. The bar has been set high.
Liz Smith says that Quentin Tarantino wants to remake Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Of course he does. What maestro of pop cheese wouldn?t? A trio of busty hotties spewing anger around the Cali desert, busting jujitsu moves on the hapless males that cross their path? It’s a must for anyone into frenzied aggression and woeful scripts. Russ Meyer knew what time it was when he sent those hot-headed strippers out on a Mojave rampage.
But Tarantino?s got a twist, natch. There no room for his girl Uma in this baby. Q sees three fine actresses positioned as the cleavage queens. Say hello to Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, and Eva Mendes. Brit and Eva can duke it out over who they?ll play, but we know Kardasshian is a shoo-in for the Turo Satana role (even though our graphic is lobbying for Mendes). Once an alpha brunette, always an alpha brunette. Here are a couple of clips to remind you just how wondrous the original film actually is. And one to remind you of Eva’s lusty ways.