The Man With The Iron Fists vs 47 Ronin
Two US-Asian martial arts movies are coming to our screens in 2011.
Eli Roth (Hostel), has co-wrote the script with RZA and is also the producer of the movie and the action will be choreographed by Corey Yuen. Eli Roth has also been quoted on twitter back in december saying “the Chinese film crew are so fast and efficient I feel like I’m watching an episode of Benny Hill.”
The movie The Man With The Iron Fists has a twenty million dollar budget behind it and with someone like Eli Roth giving a helping hand, that must be a good thing with getting the movie to appeal to a wider audience.
Daniel Wu has starred in some big movies in his career so far, a list which includes “Shinjuku Incident, Protégé, Robin-B-Hood, New Police Story and Gorgeous”. He has shown great acting skills also ranging from comedy to the more heavy hitting drama, (Shinjuku Incident). There doesn’t seem to be to much about on the plot line, apart from that RZA will play the lead role about a blacksmith who forges weapons for the inhabitants of a village in feudal China. The movie is set for release later this year.
There is no trailer of cause, but you can look at Daniel Wu in his latest actioner Triple Tap.
The second film is 47 Ronin. Keanu Reeves and director Carl Erik Rinsch have been attached to make a US studio version of 47 Ronin – a classic samurai tale that has been put on film at least six times previously.
Though this should be considered only a rumor at this point there are rumblings out of Japan that Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Batman Begins, Inception) and Tadanobu Asano (Ichi The Killer, Last Life In The Universe) have both joined the cast, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa also in talks.
Sources: filmbiz, twitchfilm