The Rza returns with a follow-up to his 2012 theatrical release, The Man with the Iron Fists. The first film received mixed reviews overall. Hopefully the direct-to-video sequel can address some the technical & creative failings of it’s predecessor. While The Rza made his directorial debut in the first, he did not direct the second. The street date is set for April 14th, 2015 from Universal Studios.
Synopsis: Thaddeus (RZA) is back in this explosive action adventure inspired by kung fu classics. A reluctant villager joins forces with a mysterious outsider to fight off powerful evil forces, both earthly and otherworldly, in a 19th century Chinese mining town. When a stranger, Thaddeus, is found badly wounded near the village, miner Li Kung (Dustin Nguyen) and his wife Ah Ni (Eugenia Kang) offer him refuge. As he heals, he becomes entrenched in a conflict that pits the townsfolk against the evil Master Ho (Carl Ng), his nefarious Beetle Clan and the terrifying Lord Pi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). With Thaddeus at his side, the mild-mannered Kung transforms into a deadly warrior in this martial arts epic.
The Man with the Iron Fists 2 has a run time of approximately 90 minutes and is not rated.
Starring The Rza, Dustin Nguyen & Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Directed by Reine Roel.