Crazy First Red-Band Trailer for RZA’s THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS; Plus Poster and New Images

     June 28, 2012

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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.

Trailer via IGN.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth.  Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA—alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.

Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction.  When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon.  As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.

Blending astonishing martial-arts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop’s most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date.


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  • Sugreev2001

    It’s kinda like ‘Big Trouble in Little China’,a movie I love a lot.Looking forward to it.

  • mee

    wow. i honestly don’t know what to think. this could easily be amazing but just as easily be a complete mess…

  • Tank

    dayum, Russell Crowe lookin’ real nice…


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  • Griz

    Its sad when the title character of a movie doesn’t appear that prominently in the trailer. . . .. it shows that the character doesn’t have that many trailer worthy action scenes.

    What’s even sadder is that the title character is the writer/director of the whole movie . . . .so in effect: despite complete control, he couldn’t put himself in any situation that the marketing team deemed worthy of selling the product to the audience.

    • Enigmatic

      Or it could be that all of his scenes are way too awesome to be shown in the initial trailer.

      • Simon D

        The reason RZA isn’t featured heavily in the trailer, could be due to his having little dialogue. Which would be a smart move considering he’s no actor.

  • terry

    Um what did I just see?

  • GunsOfNavarone

    It looks worth a watch.

  • Yu Sheng Wu

    This movie takes the character “Brass Body”‘s name literally.

  • pastaman

    This looks like the wet dream of every longtime fan of crazy asian movies…I’m totally in!! Thanx RZA…how could I doubt…

  • Nate H

    I don’t know what to think. The action looks pretty cool, but this initial trailer makes it look like the plot is going to suck/be nonexistent. Hopefully when the next trailer comes out we’ll see a more clear story.

  • Neo

    Oh my… seems every cretin can direct movies these days

    • Spock Jenkins

      So, do explain why you think RZA is a cretin.

    • Liberal Lion

      Then tell us when your movie is coming out.

  • will

    this movie looks totally bats*** insane. Which means it could be good or total schlock. We’ll see.

  • Ridley Crowe

    Russell Crowe in a stylized Kung Fu film produced by the great Tarantino? My nerd-o-meter is on holy crap alert.

  • Shenzhen

    Looks like trashy eye candy…gonna give it a try.

  • Lob Taylor

    Thought this was gonna suck….until I saw this trailer now am, totally gonna see this ( grinning from ear to ear))

    • StefH

      Same here! Totally exceeded my expectations. Can’t wait!

  • Those Elvis glasses you had

    Tarantino is a huckster. I’ll run a few test subjects through this ride before I give it a gander.

  • Jazzy Jace

    Leave out the crap-rap from the film and it might actually be good.

  • Liberal Lion

    Looks like the first half of Iron Man done Hip-Hop style.

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