Man With the Iron Fists: Tarantino Presentation

Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and ELI ROTH.

Making his feature-film debut as a director, co-writer and leading man, RZA—alongside an exciting international cast led by RUSSELL CROWE as Jack Knife and LUCY LIU as Madam Blossom—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-takes-all battle for a fortune in gold.

Blending astonishing martial arts sequences from some of the masters of this world, with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop’s most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date.

Joining Crowe, Liu and RZA as the Blacksmith are RICK YUNE (Ninja Assassin, Die Another Day) as the Blacksmith’s warrior-in-arms, Zen Yi, aka The X-Blade; JAMIE CHUNG (The Hangover Part II, Sucker Punch) as the love of the Blacksmith’s life, Lady Silk; CUNG LE (Fighting, Dragon Eyes) as the duplicitous traitor who threatens to usher in the destruction of Jungle Village, Bronze Lion; DAVID BAUTISTA (upcoming Riddick, House of the Rising Sun) as the indestructible mercenary Brass Body; BYRON MANN (A Stranger in Paradise, Motherland) as the treacherous soldier who claims to be the rightful clan heir, Silver Lion; and DANIEL WU (The Last Supper, The Banquet), China’s biggest star, as the traitor who keeps his secrets as close as his enemies, Poison Dagger.

The principal talent is buoyed by a cast of legendary performers who have redefined the action genre, including PAM GRIER (Jackie Brown, Coffy) as the Blacksmith’s mother, Jane; GORDON LIU (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Kill Bill:Vol.1, Kill Bill:Vol.2) as the stoic monk who instructs his pupil in the ways of the masters, the Abbot; CHEN KUAN TAI (Boxer From Shantung, Crippled Avengers) as the most honorable clan chieftain, Gold Lion; and KA YAN LEUNG (The Postman Fights Back, Last Hero in China) as the group leader tricked into an early grave, Hyena Chief.

Drawing fro Manm a story by RZA and a screenplay by THE RZA and Eli Roth, The Man With the Iron Fists is produced by MARC ABRAHAM (Dawn of the Dead, Children of Men), ERIC NEWMAN (Dawn of the Dead, The Last Exorcism) and Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever).

The behind-the-scenes team includes an arsenal of talent led by cinematographer CHAN CHI YING (The Bullet Vanishes, The Lost Bladesman), production designer DREW BOUGHTON (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Austin Powers in Gold Member), editor JOE D’AUGUSTINE (Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill:Vol.1 and Vol.2), costume designer THOMAS CHONG (Fearless, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon) and world-renowned fight choreographer COREY YUEN (The Transporter, The Enforcer, The Legend), whose decades of astonishing stunt work have set the bar for this genre. They are supported by the film’s accomplished special makeup effects artists: four-time Emmy winner GREG NICOTERO (television’s The Walking Dead, Kill Bill:Vol.1) and Oscar® winner HOWARD BERGER (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Sin City). RZA is joined by fellow composer HOWARD DROSSIN (The Protector, What Boys Like) in creating the film’s signature sounds.

The Man With the Iron Fists’ executive producers are TOM KARNOWSKI (10,000 BC), THOMAS A. BLISS (Dawn of the Dead), KRISTEL LAIBLIN (In Time) and DORIS TSE (Lust, Caution).