*Wu-Tang Clan founder and martial arts fanatic RZA will star in and direct a new action-adventure for Universal set in feudal China.
Titled “The Man with the Iron Fist,” the film will feature the rapper/producer as a blacksmith who creates weapons for residents of a Chinese village who are required to fight against dangerous forces.
“RZA has imagined every tribe, every fighting style, every costume. He knows kung fu like I know horror,” said director Eli Roth (“Hostel”) to Deadline New York.
Additionally, Roth told the film blog CHUD: “RZA’s script is amazing. He has been studying directing with Quentin Tarantino for years, and he’s really ready to get behind the camera. His impact on rap music and hip hop culture cannot be measured, and he’s ready to add his own unique style and vision to the world of film. This movie will have everything martial arts fans could want, combined with RZA’s superb musical talent. This project has been his dream for years, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. And fans should know that yes, there will be blood … This ain’t no PG-13.”