We won’t see how RZA‘s debut, The Man with the Iron Fists, shakes out until this November, but a man with some power has already bet on the rapper-turned-filmmaker. Not Quentin Tarantino — I’m sure he’ll continue to aide him for years and years, though — but someone with a close connection.
Rather, Deadline reports that Django Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin (I said he was close) is partnering with RZA to create “a series of comic-related projects,” one of which has superhero leanings; if things really go well, they’ll even get a company out of it. Being curious about the guy’s film future, though, I find the dearth of additional information somewhat unfortunate — this is probably on account of the deal, whatever the already-established specifics, being so early into its non-sentient life — though I’ll be keeping an eye on where this might go in the coming months.
Do you hope to see RZA dive further into the world of directing? Does Iron Fists appear to be a good start?
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week associate editor Nick Newman, writerDanny King, and I go over the films of polarizing auteur, Zack Snyder. Then we talk about his newest film, the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Finally, we take a look at the films/TV shows coming to theaters and DVD [...]
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