[INTERVIEW] RZA: From 'the 36 Chambers' to 'the Iron Fist'
Rza Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North Ameri The musical mastermind behind hip-hop’s legendary Wu-Tang Clan has teamed up with film directors Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth to write and direct his own testosterone-filled übertestament to the kung fu flicks of old. The Man With Canada Goose Outlet the Iron Fists bites off of martial arts classics with sexy characters played by Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe and, well, men with iron fists, one of whom is played by RZA himself.“It’s been at least a five-year process from conception to reality,” Canada Goose Online says RZA, née Robert Diggs, fresh from a trip canada goose clearance to Thailand. “It started with me loving Canada Goose Jackets martial arts, and a buddy of mine told me I should write my own film.”Ninety pages later, both Roth and Tarantino helped make the script more “Hollywood.” A killer hip-hop soundtrack was added featuring many in canada goose store RZA’s massive address book, including Wiz canada goose Khalifa, Kanye West, Ghostface Killah, the Black Keys, the Flatbush Zombies, Frances Yip and soulful Brit Corinne Bailey Rae.“Me and Eli are both students of Quentin’s,” says RZA, who began shadowing Tarantino about seven years ago while also buy canada goose jacket snagging roles in American canada-gooseoutlets cheap Canada Goose Gangster and Californication. “Quentin gave us the blessing, and we went canada goose black friday sale and reworked this thing into something that isn’t just a martial arts movie but a movie with Canada Goose Parka martial arts in it.”Of course, it helps that Tarantino is a Wu fan and buy canada goose jacket cheap that canada goose deals RZA has already worked on soundtracks, including Afro Samurai and Kill Bill. That’s another story. RZA started making movies a few years canada goose replica ago but never showed them to anyone.“Yeah, I skipped the line a little bit,” he says. “I had a great teacher, and it’s like the old kung fu movies where the guy becomes a master and goes back and beats the old master because the teacher was good. I studied well, and hopefully, it’ll translate Canada Goose online to the film. When I did [production for Raekwon’s epic storytelling album] Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, that canada goose coats on sale was my only way to make a Canada Goose Coats On Sale movie, you know? Except you had to listen to it. Now? I want to do it visually.”RZA portrays a canada goose clearance sale blacksmith living in a small town in China at the height of the Opium Wars. “Are we men or are we canadian goose jacket beasts? That’s the question they gotta ask themselves from their own personalities and from being viciously greedy and from how they treat their women,” he explains, adding that the movie kicks off right when guns were brought to China and a particular smelting method is invented that allows blacksmiths to make the strongest metal ever. (Presumably, that’s where the iron fists come in.)“When I was writing it, we thought of it like Star Wars: It wasn’t real, but canada goose outlet you still go to the bar and have a drink and sh*t,” says RZA, adding that one of his sets of iron fists weighed 55 pounds, and historically speaking, it’s easy to find ancient Shaolin monks who were Black. “The part I play is the blacksmith who emerges out of this f—— village of crazy people.”Of course, Wu fans will have their Canada Goose sale insider fun, too. “I know I gotta slip a canada goose coats few Mickeys in it,” says RZA. “36 Chambers is in effect.&rdquo.