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?!
Not too shabby. A bit more movement would have been good, but I liked it.
Carpola on Oct 22, 2012
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