If you're not a fan of blood, giant swords and seeing eye balls pop out of people's heads, you should probably skip this trailer for RZA's new Quentin Tarantino-produced kung fu movie, The Man With the Iron Fists. But, if you ARE a fan of blood, giant swords and seeing eye balls pop out of people's heads, then Merry Christmas. The movie stars Lucy Liu (whose weapon of choice is apparently an awesome fan that shoots blades out of it) Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Pam Grier and martial arts film legend Gordon Liu and comes out in October 26th.
In an interview last year, RZA told PAPER that making this movie (and, we're guessing, working with Russell Crowe) was harder than dealing with all of the 'strong personalities' in Wu Tang combined:
I feel like after doing this I can run a small country. I would say I played it very democratically except for when I had to use the iron fist. There were times that it had to be my way or no way. I think everything I've done in my past prepared me for this moment. I've never met any stronger personalities in my life than Wu Tang Clan, for real. I had a lyric that said: "MC-ing to me is easier than breathing, making beats to me is easier than peeing, but fucking with the Wu Tang Clan is harder than skiing on a thousand-foot hill with broke skis and blocked by Billy goats, rocks and steal-needle pine trees." That's how hard it is. But that experience has led me to deal with top Hollywood actors like Russell Crowe, studios, costume directors, production assistants and if it wasn't the experiences I've had in my life in the past, I wouldn't be able to do this.