I know this might not seem newsworthy at first, but you’ll have to indulge me. Turns out, typing the phrase “Wu Tang Flan Ain’t Nothin to F*ck With” is something that had been on my bucket list all along, even if I only realized it just now. It came from a fan of Danger Guerrero’s, and it’s probably the best idea for a themed food truck that someone ever beat us to.
In more movie-related Wu Tang happenings, Jamie Chung recently discussed her work on RZA’s Man with the Iron Fists. Yes, that’s a kung fu movie directed by RZA.
“The original cut was four hours long and RZA was like, ‘Let’s turn it into two movies! [Producer] Eli [Roth] was like, ‘Eh…’” she said about the project.
She added: “They’re really excited and I have complete faith in RZA, he’s a genius when it comes to these things and he knows the genre so well. So, it’s cut down to an hour and a half. Now he’s working on the music. Everyone is stoked but it will have that cool feel like ’36th Chamber of Shaolin’ or ‘Five Deadly Venoms.’ It’s definitely a delicacy and Russell Crowe is doing some amazing things that you would never see him do in film. It’s a fun movie. I think it may come out in August.”
Quentin Tarantino also produced the film, which centers on a blacksmith (RZA) in feudal China who makes weapons for a small village. He is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers. Lucy Liu and Pam Grier also star.
In a weird way, Russell Crowe starring in a kung fu movie directed by RZA and produced by Quentin Tarantino makes total sense. At least, I’m intrigued. Maybe not four hours intrigued, but intrigued. Especially if they bring in Ghostface during post to add his own narration. It’d be best if he just showed up not knowing anything about the plot and tried to describe whatever was happening onscreen at the time, a la Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall DVD commentary. Of course, that’s true of pretty much any movie.