Synopsis: In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Release Date: TBA 2012
Thoughts: I’ve read reports that the first cut of this film from freshman director (and star, and writer) RZA was four hours long. He wanted to split it into two movies ala Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill but co-writer Eli Roth steered him to a ninety minute cut. From four hours to ninety minutes? That’s a pretty big edit so either the movie will feel as choppy/sloppy as the trailer or it will have benefited from the trim by arriving as a slick bit of action pulp. I’ve always found Roth to be a pretty odious and misogynistic frat boy writer and I can already spot his “contributions” in the overlong trailer. With Tarantino himself on board as a producer, you can expect this will be the kind of movie right up his alley: stark raving mad.