RZA Now Orson Welles, Basically


Universal has made a deal with RZA to finance and distribute the $20 million–budgeted The Man With the Iron Fists, a kung-fu movie co-written and to be directed by the Wu-Tang Clan leader, who will also play the title character, "a blacksmith who forges weapons for the inhabitants of a village in feudal China." Eli Roth helped him with the script and Quentin Tarantino gave him a few directing lessons on the set of Kill Bill. Says Roth: "[RZA] knows kung-fu like I know horror." Even so, we're looking forward to this. [Deadline]