A lot of The Man with The Iron Fists is based on RZAâ€™s undying fascination with classic kung-fu films. The first trailer gave us an idea of what to expect from the musician turned director. The film looks like it will be a blood splatter good time, but what about the other characters? Well, a new red-band trailer gives us a semi-prolific look at the heroes and villains of the story. Check it out below.
RZA will be playing the hero or, as the trailer likes to call him, the Blacksmith, the man who forges iron fists with his own bare hands. Then thereâ€™s Russell Crowe, whose characteristics live up to the name Jack Knife. Other charactersâ€™ are appropriately named based on their attributes or the weapons they use.
But for something that claims to be a red-band trailer, the quality seems almost green band. There isnâ€™t a gratuitous amount a blood, flesh, or profanity in this trailer. Still, looking at both trailers, we know that The Man with the Iron Fist will be some great entertainment that will pay homage to the classic kung-fu tales.
You can check out the trailer in HD on Yahoo. The film also stars Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Rick Yune, David Bautista, Grace Huang, Pam Grier, and Gordon Liu.
The Man with the Iron Fists opens in theaters on November 2 this year.
Hereâ€™s the official synopsis:
Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZAâ€”alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liuâ€”tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.
Since his arrival in Chinaâ€™s Jungle Village, the townâ€™s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clansâ€™ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.