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Trailer Watch: RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists

Thanks to SnoutyPig, we have the trailer for RZA’s directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists. Co-written by RZA and Eli Roth, the film centers around a blacksmith in feudal China (played by RZA) who reluctantly comes to the defense of his small village. Clearly, we’re not going for historical accuracy here, because China had its borders locked up tight to foreigners, and clearly, neither RZA nor Russell Crowe are Chinese… but if that’s something you think needs to be nitpicked about, how about shutting up for those of us who know how to lighten the fuck up? This shit looks sweeeeet.

The film stars Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, RZA, Rick Yune, David Bautista, and Jamie Chung. Corey Yuen was the fight choreographer. For whatever reason, it doesn’t have a release date yet.

Trailer Watch: Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters

We got a teaser trailer back in December, but this new trailer for Wong Kar-wai’s take on an Ip Man biopic actually shows some footage.

Wong’s Ip Man is one of his regulars, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, who has some action flicks in the past (Hero, Red Cliff) but isn’t exactly Donnie Yen, but that doesn’t seem to be too important, as Wong has so stylized the action that it doesn’t really flow like a proper fight scene. For me, that’s not really a good thing, but I’m still curious to see what kind of film Wong makes of the subject.