Popcorn Taxi and Universal present The Man with the Iron Fists plus a pre-recorded exclusive Skype with writer/director/star RZA.
The leader of the Wu-Tang clan teams up with Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino to create a film that melds blaxploitation with the very best of classic kung fu in a blend of humour, violence and martial arts that’s never been seen like this before.
On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers. The Man With The Iron Fists is co-written by The RZA and Eli Roth, directed by The RZA and stars Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Cung Le, Dave Bautista and Gordon Liu.
“Let the brilliant, epic silliness of The Man With the Iron Fists engulf you in a tsunami of crimson cheese and you, like I, will have a super-happy-fun-big-smile-crazy-face-monkey-time.”
Get ready for a mash-up of hip-hop cool and martial arts frenzy, coupled with that particular brand of genius of 1970s martial arts flicks. Popcorn Taxi is proud to present this bold excursion into a fever dream of mayhem with the man behind it all: RZA.
“As erratically enjoyable as it is consistently ridiculous, the martial arts pastiche The Man With the Iron Fists is the latest evidence that the vogue for neo-exploitation cinema shows no sign of flagging.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“It’s Russell Crowe’s unhinged performance that’s the crown jewel of weirdness in this joyously bizarre little action movie.”
Under the tutelage of Quentin Tarantino, RZA has grown from composer to writer/director, and teaming up with horrormeister Eli Roth, with a cast of Hollywood A-Listers, cult superstars and the finest fighters of the modern age, has created a unique vision of the martial arts genre that has to be seen to be believed.
Our Guest: RZA
The de-facto leader of the Wu Tang Clan, RZA needs no introduction to hip-hop fans. A multi-talented emcee, rapper, and producer, he is a Grammy-winning pioneer who has inspired and informed the works of many others, including Kanye West.
His work in film began not surprisingly, with his music—with contributions to over 30 soundtracks. RZA has also worked as the composer on Kill Bill: Vol 1, Blade: Trinity and Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog, in which he also had a cameo. He’s been seen in Coffee & Cigarettes, The Box, American Gangster, and as ‘Samurai Apocalypse’ in Californication.
Growing up kung fu obsessed, he turned his love for the genre into a serious spiritual journey, travelling to China and writing The Tao of Wu (2009), which incorporates lessons learned from the big screen from movies such as The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Five Deadly Venoms and Ninja Scroll. RZA is a devotee of chess, champion of the Hip-Hop Chess Federation. A creative force, he is a multi-faceted man, bringing a unique vision to the world of film.
“It occupies a middle ground between the ’70s-obsessed eye of Tarantino, and the bold magical silliness of Big Trouble in Little China.”