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RZA Taking On Directing Duties

I reported on Saturday that Wu Tang Clan's RZA had a martial arts film collaboration in the works with one of "torture porn's" finest, Mr Eli Roth (Hostel 1 & 2), under Quentin Tarantino's supervision. You can read that post here: RZA DEVELOPING MARTIAL ARTS FLICK. At the time, all we had to go on was a quote RZA made, almost in passing, during an interview with Billboard Magazine, in which he talks mainly about his music projects.

Now, David Faraci over at (Cinematic Happenings Under Development) was able to unearth a lot more about what we can expect from this RZA/Roth/Tarantino collaboration, and apparently, RZA not only wrote the screenplay, but he'll also be directing the film, his first attempt behind the camera!

According to Faraci's post, Roth says, "RZA's script is amazing. He has been studying directing with Tarantino for years, and he's really ready to get 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."

Well then... RZA's moving on from the microphone to the camera. What the results of this will be is anyone's guess, since we have little to go on. Like I stated in the original post, I'm not a fan of Roth's "torture porn" movies, and I'm not a big Tarantino fan either, so this collaboration doesn't really excite me much, despite RZA's involvement.

Time will tell... and of course, I'll be paying attention as this develops.



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