The Man With The Iron Fists will bring back the epic story of assassins, warriors and heroes of 19th century China. These people must unite to be able to destroy the clan traitor who plans to destroy every single one of them. Amidst the plan to create tools of destruction a certain stranger must call upon ancient energy to transform himself into an ultimate human weapon. He will fight together with the iconic heroes in the hopes of destroying the villains of their time. He must harness these ancient powers in order to save the people. The Man With The Iron Fists is RZA’s debut as a director and he will also be starring in the said film. Let’s take a look at an interview with RZA on his new action/adventure movie:
“Interview With RZA On His Upcoming Movie The Man With The Iron Fists
RZA is a name synonymous with artistic vision. His list of musical accolades, awards and achievements is a mile long, and continues to grow. He is well known for developing an even stronger connection between martial arts and the urban/hip hop culture than had already existed, and continues on with that endeavor, as evidenced by his latest project. Over the years, he’s made several forays into acting, of which have been largely successful, and now adds the title of director to his already impressive resume. In a career that has spanned more than two decades, he has done what most can only dream of.
His latest effort, The Man With The Iron Fists, has been generating serious buzz among diehard Wu-Tang fans, as well as entertainment and combat sports media, since word first came out that it had gotten the green light. He wrote, directed and stars in the film, which chronicles a blacksmith that assembles a group of warriors and assassins to protect their small community from a villainous traitor. The movie, boasting an all star cast that includes Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu and UFC star, Cung Le , is scheduled for release on November 2, 2012.
Through a favor from a close friend (Thank you Cung Le!), I was able to secure an interview with RZA for our readers. It should be noted that when I found out I would be interviewing him, I only had 30 minutes notice, so I put out a call on Twitter and across a couple forums for some fan questions to mix in with my own. Among them, one question made me incredibly nervous, ‘How did you get an interview with him? He’s sort of known for being difficult with media.’ I have no idea how anyone could have gotten this impression of him, as he was one of the most gracious, forthcoming people I have ever interviewed. I was on a PR enforced time limit of 15 minutes, but he allowed me extra time, and answered every question I asked. In short, he was great. So, without any further ado, I present to you my interview with the legendary RZA.
Stephie Daniels: The fruits of all your labor will finally be recognized in less than two weeks. What are your overall thoughts as the time winds down, and the press junkets and media tours go into full swing?
RZA: I’m so proud of it, and I hope we have great commercial success with this film. Personally, I’m satisfied in the sense that I’ve achieved a dream. At the same time, there’s a lot of other people that have put their blood and sweat into it, people like Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Rick Yune, Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. These people all came to the table for me. You’ve also got the producers and the studio, putting all that money into the marketing efforts for it, so the commercial success is extremely important so that they can know that they’ve made a good bet.”
Read the rest of the interview at Bloodyelbow.com
The Man With The Iron Fists will be showing in theatres on November 2nd 2012 and stars Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu and RZA.
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