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RZA Runs Out of Dialogue to Sample; Will Direct His Own Kung-Fu Movie

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RZA Wants to Direct: Eli Roth will produce a kung-fu movie, The Man With the Iron Fist, written and directed by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. RZA’s “been studying directing with Tarantino for years,” says Roth, so expect lots of loving close-ups of feet. [CHUD]

Bruno Spoofs Actual Mossad Agent: Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest movie has wended its way to the West Bank, where leather-clad gay caricature Bruno ensnared a former Mossad agent and a Palestinian into a foolish debate on how “hummus” was not the same as “Hamas.” We’re sure Bruno’s homophones will be hilarious to homophobes. [Daily Mail via Defamer]

The Lost Book Club: ABC’s Website offers a complete guide to all the books featured on three seasons of Lost. Expect sales of An ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation to achieve a spike in sales as a result. []

Lost Copy of Metropolis Found: Discovered in Argentina, the print contains many of the minutes cut from Fritz Lang’s masterpiece for American release and assumed lost forever. It will be released on DVD as MetropoliXXX: Expressionist Weimar Cinema, Uncut and Unrated!! [GreenCine Daily]

Being Stanley Kubrick: This Channel 4 (UK) video celebrating their month-long Stanley Kubrick festival is almost as creepy as the movie it recreates, The Shining. We do wish we’d seen the guy responsible for the hallway blood flood, though. Did he have a hose or what? [Guardian]

RZA Runs Out of Dialogue to Sample; Will Direct His Own Kung-Fu Movie