‘Death Race 2′ director helms RZA’s ‘Man with the Iron Fists 2′

"Man with the Iron Fists" Japanese DVD Cover

"Man with the Iron Fists" Japanese DVD Cover

RZA’s long-in-the-making kung fu homage The Man With the Iron Fists was a divisive film for action buffs, to say the least. Needless to say the general consensus is that the movie did not live up to its potential – and RZA is a better director than he his actor.

If you thought that RZA showed potential as a filmmaker, you may be in luck. Impact suggests that Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand sales on the movie have been solid, despite a poor performance in theaters. This has re-ignited Universal Pictures’ hopes for a possible direct-to-DVD (and On Demand) sequel, which the ending of the first film certainly left room for.

BREAKING NEWS: According to Impact (via KFC), a sequel titled Man with the Iron Fists 2: The Sting of the Scorpion has been shot. RZA is back as the star and scriptwriter, but this time around, Roel Reine (Death Race 2) is taking over the director’s chair. Dustin Nguyen (Once Upon a Time in Vietnam), Cary Tagawa (Tekken), Carl Ng (The Viral Factor), Ocean Hou (Man of Tai Chi) and Simon Yin (Supercapitalist) all have roles. Andrew Lin and Grace Huang are returning as the “Gemini Twins” from the original The Man With the Iron FistsMan with the Iron Fists 2: The Sting of the Scorpion is set to be released at the end of the year. We’ll keep you updated!

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5 Responses to ‘Death Race 2′ director helms RZA’s ‘Man with the Iron Fists 2′

  1. STDZ says:

    Come on guys this was one of the worst things I have ever seen that has attempted to be a Shaw Brother movie. RZA can’t act worth a crap, and the film had no impressive choreography or anything. It was unbearable, and it is really sad that this bastardization will continue with a sequel.

  2. Nick says:

    I’ll take a sequel, only if RZA directs. No acting please. His performance was shameful enough.

  3. Chad Harry says:

    I enjoyed parts of The Man With the Iron Fists. Yes RZA’s acting was bad as well as the CGI that was used. Being a Tarantino produced film, I expected a more natural look or at least no CGI. The parts I did like won me over more than the bad. The fight scene with the Geminis was nice. Yet sadly so many scenes had me asking “Where are the Martial Arts?”. For a Shaw Bros. inspired film it looked the part but failed in what mattered most. I would love to see a directors cut though. Maybe the fight scenes would not so be choppy and the more ramatic moments would feel more fleshed out. When you have a Martial Arts movie and the best thing you can say about it is how much you enjoyed the scenes with Russel Crowe. Your already in trouble.

  4. mark says:

    It was a good attempt at re making a Shaw brother movie

  5. JJ Hatfield says:

    All good comments. I’m not sure about a sequel but if it happens keep RZA off camera.

    HKFanatic wrote “…the general consensus is that the movie did not live up to its potential”

    Well, that’s one way of putting it, lol

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