As we all know, the Wu-Tang Clan are all about diversifying their bonds—and their careers outside of the mothership have been similarly diverse and colorful. GZA is off making sciencey concept albums inspired by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, U-God likes trolling NJ diners, and RZA has been hard at work at his film The Man With The Iron Fists. Below, you can watch the first trailer for the over-the-top kung fu flick, featuring Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, and RZA himself.
The film, which was produced by Quentin Tarantino, was written by RZA and torture porn auteur Eli Roth, and is the directorial debut for RZA. RZA has long had a love for kung fu movies, dating back to before his Wu-Tang days as he told Film Comment during a 2008 interview:
Early on, Ol' Dirty Bastard and I used to watch kung fu movies, leave the theater, do some kung fu fighting, get on the train, keep fighting, and then run into MCs and musically battle them like it was a kung fu fight. That was my weekend habit. When we could afford VCRs, we got all the kung fu movies we could get our hands on and watched three or four a day. We were smoking blunts, drinking beer, watching movies, making demo tapes. To this day, at least four times a week, a kung fu flick is in my DVD player. And I'm still DJing, making beats, making songs, and fucking with kung fu movies. I'm still the same kid when it comes to those things.
The gory film will also feature a hell of a soundtrack, with new music by Kanye West, The Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, and RZA himself.