A batch of new images from director RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists has landed online. Produced by Quentin Tarantino and written by RZA and Eli Roth, the film takes place in feudal China and centers on a small village’s weapon-maker who must defend its peoples. We’ve already seen two trailers that promise some crazy violence, and these images don’t disappoint. I’m eager to see this fairy tale-like genre mash-up not only because of the caliber of talent behind the scenes, but also because of the eclectic cast RZA has gathered onscreen: Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Pam Grier, David Bautista, and Rick Yune.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Daniel Wu, and Byron Mann. The Man with the Iron Fists opens on November 2nd.
Premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was the natural disaster thriller, Aftershock. Co-written by star Eli Roth and director Nicolas Lopez, Aftershock centers on a group of young partygoers in Chile who find themselves surrounded by death and destruction when a violent earthquake brings the town down around them. You can watch some footage here. Also, Dimension just picked up the rights to Aftershock, so you can expect to see the film for yourself sometime next year.
Before the world premiere, I sat down with Roth and Lopez for an extended interview. They talked about premiering at TIFF, how they ended up working together, the genesis of Aftershock and how the original idea was to make a sci-fi movie, being distributed by Dimension, and a lot more. In addition, with Roth and Lopez involved in a number of other projects, I got updates on Clown, The Green Inferno, and RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists which Roth called a “hip hop kung fu Avengers” and who did the soundtrack. Hit the jump to watch the interview.
We’ve got a lot of images from the upcoming slate of late-2012 films:
- Paranormal Activity 4, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, opens October 19th.
- The Impossible, starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, opens October 11th.
- Flight, starring Denzel Washington and John Goodman, opens November 2nd.
- Not Fade Away, from writer/director David Chase, stars John Magaro, Will Brill and Jack Huston and opens December 21st.
- Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried, opens December 14th.
- Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Johnson, opens September 7th.
- Resident Evil: Retribution, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Sienna Guillory, opens September 14th.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses, including a full second page featuring featuring Looper, This Must Be the Place, The Man with the Iron Fists, Wreck-It Ralph, Frankenweenie, Red Dawn, and Chasing Mavericks.
A new red-band trailer for RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists has landed online. Though it’s not wildly different from the film’s first red-band trailer, this one does show a bit more of the supporting cast of characters and some other scenes of stylishly impressive violence. Most importantly, though, The Man with the Iron Fists still looks absolutely batshit crazy. The film was directed by RZA based on a script he wrote with Eli Roth, with Quentin Tarantino onboard as the film’s producer. The story takes place in feudal China and centers on a small village’s weapon-maker who must defend its peoples.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Cung Le, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, David Bautista, Pam Grier and Jamie Chung. The Man with the Iron Fists opens on November 2nd.
Hey, everyone: remember that trailer for The Man with the Iron Fists? The one with all the gory Kung Fu hijinks, murderous sex workers and other EYE-popping spectacle? Of course you do. Most of us pledged to lay EYEs on the film as soon as Russell Crowe inexplicably (but quite awesomely) appeared as a cowboy. Well, get out your date-circling Sharpie, because we’ve gotten word that Universal is EYEing a November 2, 2012 release date for its grindhousey martial arts epic. The directorial debut of The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, Fists sees a clan dispute in feudal China erupting into an all-out melee between some truly badass warriors. Co-written by Eli Roth (Hostel) and produced by Quentin Tarantino, it’s graced with an eclectic international cast led by RZA himself in the title role, as well as Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier, Rick Yune, Cung Le, Daniel Wu, Byron Mann and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista.
While the promising flick is currently slated for early November, do keep an EYE on local listings in case it’s violently dislodged and sent careening across the schedule. Hit the jump to watch the film’s trailer.
The first red-band trailer for The Man with the Iron Fists has landed online, and it looks exactly like you’d expect a kung fu movie produced by Quentin Tarantino, written by RZA and Eli Roth, and starring Russell Crowe to look. The movie takes place in feudal China and centers on a small village’s weapon-maker who must defend its peoples. RZA stars in the film alongside Crowe and Lucy Liu, and this trailer is understandably a bit crazy. There’s lots of violence, blood that flows like fountains, colorful graphic flourishes, and gouging eyeballs. What more could you possibly ask for?
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the film’s poster. The film is expected to be released sometime later this year.
Tonight brings the first images from a pair of upcoming films. The first is notable because of the cast. The second is notable because it involves punching an eye out of someone’s face.
- Dwayne Johnson and Liam Hemsworth play two friends who rob an armored car company in Empire State, directed by Dito Monteil (Fighting).
- RZA will make his directorial debut on the kung fu picture The Man with the Iron Fists; RZA plays a blacksmith who must defend a small village in feudal China, which requires some eyeball punching.
Hit the jump for the images and more on both projects.
While on the set of Takashi Shimizu’s upcoming aviation thriller 7500 I got to sit down with a few other journalists and Jamie Chung to discuss her role. We’ll have the full interview and a set visit write up closer to the film’s release. Today we have a short update from Chung on Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and his Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino produced Kung-Fu film, The Man with the Iron Fists. The movie takes place in feudal China and centers on a small village’s weapon-maker who must defend its peoples. RZA wrote the pic alongside Roth, and the cast also includes Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, and Pam Grier. Chung discussed the film’s original four-hour cut, the idea of splitting it in half, RZA’s famous obsession with obscure Asian action films and reveals that they’re eyeing an August 2012 release. Hit the jump to see what she had to say.
With Kung Fu Panda 2 opening this weekend, I recently got to interview Lucy Liu for our partners at Omelete. While some sequels spend a lot of time reminding the audience who the characters are, one of the many things that’s great about Kung Fu Panda 2 is that it starts like you know the world and it never slows down. In addition, while I’ve been very vocal about bad 3D, Kung Fu Panda 2 features some incredible 3D and the best part is the filmmakers used 3D to help tell the story. If you have the option, you really want to see this in 3D.
During my interview with Liu, we talked about making the sequel and her thoughts on the success of the first film. In addition, with Liu working on so many other projects, I got updates on director RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists (which also stars Russell Crowe), Detachment and East Fifth Bliss. Hit the jump to watch.