Ouch. Brutal Promo Pic For ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’
by Ben Bussey
We haven’t heard all that much to date about The Man With The Iron Fists, the kung fu flick which will mark the directorial debut of RZA, co-written by the director and Eli Roth. It’s curious, just last night I was watching Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire (and thoroughly enjoying it), and it struck me 2012 could be a good year for balls-out action films with unusually eclectic, upmarket casts. Where Soderbergh’s Gina Carano vehicle saw her trade blows with Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor with Michael Douglas and Antonio Banderas pulling the strings, RZA’s ensemble includes Pam Grier, Lucy Liu, and Russell Crowe as ‘The Baddest Man Alive.’ Altogether now – “makin’ movies, singin’ songs and fightin’ round the world…” Additionally, there’s wrestler Dave Bautista, Jamie Chung (Sorority Row, Sucker Punch, Hangover 2), Rick Yune (The Fast & The Furious, Die Another Day), and RZA himself.
Long since in the can, and already rated R for “bloody violence, strong sexuality, language and brief drug use,” there are still no release dates set anywhere. But after seeing this photo (first posted at Ain’t It Cool) I’m most eager to see more, for on this evidence – if you’ll pardon a white Englishman using this turn of phrase – The Man With The Iron Fists ain’t nothin’ to fuck with. (Click to see it full size.)