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RZA talks kung fu flick

01.04.2010
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It's been a while since we first heard that rapper (author, music producer, actor) The RZA wanted to bring his love of old-school martial arts flicks to screens.

RZA still plans to enter the 36th Chamber as writer and director of THE MAN WITH THE IRON FIST, a throwback to classic Shaw Brothers kung fu movies. And he's got some decent help, as he tells the LA Times: "[Quentin] Tarantino is my teacher. I've watched hundreds of movies with him and spent hundreds of hours learning craft from him. I'm a disciple of Tarantino."

Sifu QT is producing the independently financed FIST, along with fellow exploitation lover Eli Roth. But what's it about? The rhymes may flow freely from the RZA's lips, but not details on his movie. He does say that the budget will stay under $10 million and it should appeal to "an audience that's hungry for kung fu but not grindhouse. Something that's modern, like BLADE".

And he also gives this provocative morsel: "The ladies will be the star. There's a lot of ladies in this film."

Extra Tidbit: RZA has apparently been absorbing filmmaking knowledge since visiting the set of Jim Jarmusch's GHOST DOG: WAY OF THE SAMURAI (for which he crafted the excellent soundtrack).
Source: LA Times

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11:34AM on 01/05/2010

let's be honest....

the Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin to fuck with.
the Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin to fuck with.
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11:21AM on 01/05/2010
I'm down for this IF Luke Cage shows up at the end!
I'm down for this IF Luke Cage shows up at the end!
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8:07AM on 01/05/2010
My gut feeling is that he definitely pulls this off...but it'll be sort of like the kid who wins the science fair because his parents practically built it for him.
My gut feeling is that he definitely pulls this off...but it'll be sort of like the kid who wins the science fair because his parents practically built it for him.
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7:55AM on 01/05/2010

Wu tang aint nuthin' t'fuck with!

Awesome news. Rza is one of the few people I'd describe as a musical genius, and if those skills go on to his film making we're in for a treat. Here's hoping for a Bobby Digital movie...
Awesome news. Rza is one of the few people I'd describe as a musical genius, and if those skills go on to his film making we're in for a treat. Here's hoping for a Bobby Digital movie...
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7:15AM on 01/05/2010
cool
cool
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12:17AM on 01/05/2010

That is awesome

That is the coolest news I have heared in a long time. The RZA, Tarantino,70's kung fu, oh you know its going to be bad ass. Also I met the RZA in Vegas.
That is the coolest news I have heared in a long time. The RZA, Tarantino,70's kung fu, oh you know its going to be bad ass. Also I met the RZA in Vegas.
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10:29PM on 01/04/2010

right on

if his skill behind the camera is as good as his soundtrack-making skills, this should be great.
if his skill behind the camera is as good as his soundtrack-making skills, this should be great.
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