The Man with the Iron Fists is an upcoming martial arts film directed by RZA and written by RZA and Eli Roth. The film stars Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, RZA, Rick Yune, David Bautista, and Jamie Chung. Set in feudal China, the story follows a blacksmith (RZA) who is forced to come to the defense of his fellow villagers.
Principal photography began began in China in December 2010 on an estimated $20 million budget, and had wrapped by March 2011.Filming locations included the city of Shanghai and the world’s largest film studio, Hengdian World Studios.
Corey Yuen acted as the film’s action choreographer.
The first cut of the film was 4 hours long and RZA suggested splitting it into two films, but Roth disagreed and it was ultimately cut down to approximately 90 minutes.