6 July 2012

Sponsored Video: The Man with the Iron Fists in cinemas 2012!


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored video for Universal. The product belongs to them, but the views expressed below are those of the writer.


From Producer Quentin Tarantino comes “The Man with the Iron Fists”, a throwback to the Kung-Fu movies of old directed by rapper turned film-maker RZA. The above trailer demonstrates that in typical Tarantino style the film is set to be a lavish, gory and quick-witted affair, RZA and Tarantino’s regular accomplice (plus the director of “Hostel” amongst other things) Eli Roth having penned the cheeky and likely manic screenplay. The film follows a black-smith (RZA) who due to extenuating circumstances has to defend his village and its people. That may make “The Man with the Iron Fists” sound Kurosawa lite on paper, but in practise it will likely be a fully-blooded and lovingly assembled Grindhouse affair.

Musicians moving into the realm of movies have a mixed track record. Eminem turned heads with his mature contribution in 2002’s “8 Mile” and Justin Timberlake has found a nice niche in profitable Hollywood comedies after “Bad Teacher” and “Friends with Benefits”. That being said, for every success there are numerous failures, something Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, 50 Cent and Madonna can all attest to. RZA has set himself a triple challenge here, writing, directing and acting in the feature, meaning that if he stumbles, it’s going to be very noticeable. However with so much creative input we can at least be assured “The Man with the Iron Fists” will be a slice of visionary cinema, single-mindedly stemming from the warped heads of RZA and Roth.

The film also stars Russell Crowe (“Robin Hood”), Lucy Liu (“Charlie’s Angels”), Jamie Chung (“Grown-Ups”) and genre legend Pam Grier (Jackie Brown”). Based on this trailer we can clearly expect a frantic, distinctive and excitable adventure, one with a hard R-rating to boot. The film will open during the course of 2012 worldwide. 

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