All Eyes on RZA In First THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS Image
Just over an hour ago, the first image from upcoming martial arts flick THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS popped up on the twitter feed of writer/director/actor RZA. In two days' time, we will finally get our first real glimpse of some footage from the hotly anticipated, though as-yet relatively mysterious project, with the premiere of the film's first trailer. In order to whet our appetites, RZA has shared this eye-popping image of him, in the title role, with what appears to be his adversary's eyeball in one of his iron fists.
Personally I cannot wait to see this film. There have been all manner of rumours and unconfirmed reports bubbling away under the surface for months now, but it appears the film is finally about to see the light of day. Starring alongside RZA are such diverse talents as Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Cung Le, Byron Mann, Grace Huang, Daniel Wu, Jamie Chung and Rick Yune. Eli Roth shares a screenwriting credit with the director and is also one of the film's producers.
While RZA is well known as a Shaw Brothers aficionado, he has yet to prove himself as a filmmaking talent. All eyes (except for the one he's currently squishing) are on him now, as THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS prepares for his grand unveiling.
Around the Internet: