RZA Set To Make His Director’s Debut

Music

By: Vibe / October 6, 2009

It’s no secret that the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is an avid lover of martial arts films, so it only makes sense he’d be working on one.

According to reports, the rapper/producer is set to make his directorial film debut for an upcoming flick alongside actor/director Eli Roth called The Man With the Iron Fist, a martial arts film in the same vein as the “chopsocky” flicks that inspired the Wu’s many monikers and song/album inspiration.

Details surrounding the R-rated flick have not been disclosed .

“This movie will have everything martial arts fans could want, combined with RZA’s superb musical talent,” says Roth. “The project has been his dream for years, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. And fans should know that yes, there will be blood … This ain’t no PG-13.”

RZA isn’t a total virgin to the director’s chair. He’s directed and starred in a film about his superhero alter ego Bobby Digital, but didn’t feel it was up to par and shelved the project.

“I still got it. I made it,” RZA said. “Actually, I did like two 45-minute episodes. The Bobby Digital character, he’s a superhero at one point, right. But then he’s also just this fucking guy in the streets at another point. I did one episode based on like, ’89. I did one episode that was supposed to be like 10 years later. I’ve still got a lot of faith in the character. I’m hoping to maybe get a comic-book deal or something.”

At press time, it was unknown when the film would begin production.