RZA, aka Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, most recently tried working pro bono on last years rap-rock album, Blackroc. We just did music, he said, I don’t know who got paid, who did what. I got nothing. It’s nothing for me. It’s an expression of art.
Easy to say when Universal Pictures gives you $20 million dollars to direct your first feature film. The Man with the Iron Fist, which RZA will direct, score, and act in, will be produced with Hostel director, Eli Roth and supervised by the watchful eye of none other than Quentin Tarantino. The three all bonded during a trip to Iceland in 2005, and RZA composed music for Tarantinos Kill Bill movies.
Roth, better known as the Bear Jew in Tarantinos Inglorious Basterds, co-wrote the movies screenplay and sounds confident about the films new direction.
“RZA went to China to shoot test footage on his own, with all the choreography, Roth told NBC Miami. It was very visual and I think he will bring to life a script that mixes kung fu with a spaghetti Western mindset and a hip hop influence.”
The film starts shooting in Hong Kong this September, and if its anything like Wu-Tangs other kung fu flick (see video below), then tell Mr. Diggs that were all in.