Now that rapper RZA’s directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists is out in theaters this Friday, he’s a man in demand.
EW.com can confirm that the Wu-Tang Clan leader is set to direct not just one, but two, upcoming films: Genghis Khan, a biopic about the famed Mongol warrior, from a script by John Milius, who is also executive producing with Andre Morgan and Peter Lam as co-producers, and action thriller No Man’s Land, from a script by Trey Ellis and David Klass, with Pandemonium’s Bill Mechanic and Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained) producing.
Gengis Khan will shoot next year in China, where RZA – born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs – filmed martial arts action film The Man With the Iron Fists. The story will be told from the viewpoint of Khan’s son and grandson.
No Man’s Land revolves around a man who steals a diamond belonging to a powerful criminal to pay off his debts, and then pairs up with a girl he was mistakenly told to murder. They try to stay alive, and cash in on the huge sparkler. No actors have been cast yet.
The Man With the Iron Fists, starring Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, and RZA himself, mark’s RZA first foray into directing. He co-wrote the film with Eli Roth, which is being presented by Quentin Tarantino.
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The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)