Watch: Cool Animated Prequel Short for 'The Man with the Iron Fists'
We've already seen two gory red band trailers and a couple character spots for RZA's kung fu directorial debut The Man with the Iron Fists. The hip-hop artist turned actor is also taking a lead role in the action-packed flick and taking on the likes of Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu and Ultimate Fighting Champion, Cung Le. Now for everyone excited for the movie and looking for a little back story on the main character, a stylish animated prequel short has popped up that finds the Blacksmith (RZA) on his way to China on a Dutch trading vessel. At a typical port stop, the Blacksmith and the crew have an unfortunate encounter.
Here's the animated prequel short The Encouter for The Man with the Iron Fists via Machinima:
RZA's Man With the Iron Fists is to be a "bloody R rated martial arts extravaganza" that he developed after studying Quentin Tarantino for a few years. The film mixes kung fu with a spaghetti western mindset and a hip hop influence. The screenplay was written by Eli Roth and RZA. "I'm going to tell you that we put a lot of time into the script, a lot of energy into it, a lot of people were supporting me on it, and if the energy comes out right, it should be a classic film to have in your library," RZA stated. Universal funded and is releasing Man with the Iron Fists in limited theaters starting on November 2nd. Visit IronFists.com. Who's down?!