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Eli Roth & RZA Go Kung Fu Fighting

Eli Roth and Rza

Everyone knows Eli Roth has put his stamp on the horror genre with Hostel and Hostel II, going so far as to get his own label on the films, the cringe worthy “torture porn.” I personally am praying that Roth makes his hilarious trailer of Thanksgiving into a feature film. Until then it looks like Roth will be teaming up with Wu-Tang Clan’s chief producer RZA on a martial arts flick.

CHUD confirmed a rumor that started when our friends at Slashfilm picked up a little tidbit from a Billboard magazine interview last week. The rumor had Roth and RZA involved in a film titled The Man with the Iron Fist. Bad ass title, right? The film also reportedly has the blessing of Kung-Fu  movie buff, Quentin Tarantino’s blessing.

CHUD’s Devin Faciri spoke with Roth, who gave up the dirt on the collaboration:

“Yes, it is true. RZA’s script is amazing. He has been studying directing with Tarantino for years. And he’ behind the camera. His impact on rap music and hip hop culture cannot be measured, and he’s ready to add his own unique style and  vision to the world of film.  This movie will have everything martial arts fans could want, combined with RZA’s superb musical talent.  This 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.”

Sounds promising. If you’re familiar with the Wu-Tang Clan’s “Enter the 36 Chambers” then you understand how obsessed RZA is with Kung-Fu flicks, even nicknaming his group the Shaolin Squad. Let’s hope it’s better than Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai, which RZA made a cameo in.

Adam Sweeney has a background in journalism, having spent 4 years on the Lone Star Lutheran as an Opinions and Arts & Entertainment columnist. He graduated in May 2008 from Texas Lutheran University with a Dramatic Media degree and hopes to become a filmmaker/journalist/radio host/actor extraordinaire. He also writes film and play scripts and figures if Good Luck Chuck can make it to the big screen then why can't he? He can also be read at TalkHoops.net as a feature writer on all things basketball, and his personal blog covers everything from politics to why Keira Knightley is looking more like Jack Skellington every day. (www.myspace.com/theadamlee)

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