Quentin Tarantino and RZA, two of the world's biggest kung fu enthusiasts, have joined forces to produce a new martial arts film called The Man With The Iron Fists. Slated for release later this year, Iron Fists marks RZA's directorial debut, and features a star-studded cast including Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung, and Kill Bill alum Lucy Liu. RZA, the hip-hop artist best known for his role as a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, also stars as the eponymous man with iron fists, and co-wrote the screenplay with Eli Roth.
Tarantino, meanwhile, has given the film his personal stamp of approval -- courtesy of a "Quentin Tarantino Presents" pre-roll title card -- and it's not hard to see why. In addition to its Tarantino-friendly subject matter and aesthetic, the film also featuresPam Grier, the legendary lead actress fromJackie Brown. The Pulp Fiction director and RZA have a collaborative history, as well; in 2003, Tarantino enlisted the musician to compose original music for Kill Bill: Vol. 1.
The official trailer for The Man With The Iron Fists was published to IGN today. Watch it, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.