RZA Signs on to Direct Genghis Khan Biopic and Action Flick 'No Man's Land'
Published Oct 29, 2012With Wu-Tang Clan impresario RZA's kung-fu flick The Man with the Iron Fists hitting screens this Friday (November 2), many may be wondering what will be next for the budding movie mogul. As it turns out, the rap star is apparently attached to direct two upcoming action film projects, though neither has a firm ETA.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, RZA will start filming a long-planned Genghis Khan biopic early next year. John Milius's (Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn) screenplay for Genghis Khan has apparently been floating around for years, and the film allegedly had Mickey Rourke attached to star at one point, though casting has yet to be announced for the film. RZA will sit in the director's chair, while Milius also acts as the executive producer, and Andre Morgan and Peter Lam are also onboard to produce.
The biopic on the 13th century military figure will focus on his conquests in Asia and Eastern Europe, the rise of the Mongol Empire, and will be told from the point of view of his grandson. This will be the second movie RZA will have filmed in China, following, of course, The Man with the Iron Fists.
Also on tap for RZA is No Man's Land, a thriller about a thief who steals a diamond from a powerful criminal. The film takes place over the course of a night and will have the lead character trying to sell the diamond while also trying to stay alive. The movie has been described as recalling elements of The Warriors, and the script was written by Trey Ellis and David Klass.
No word yet on if RZA will have a hand in crafting the soundtracks for either, but for now, you can stream the entirety of the all-star score for The Man with the Iron Fists over here.