Eli Roth + RZA = Kung Fu?

6 07 2008

  

So what do Eli Roth and RZA have in common? No, Eli Roth isn’t a former member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Answer: They’re teaming up for The Man With The Iron Fist. Oh, and the project has been OK’d by Quentin Tarantino. So now that Eli has daddy’s permission, it looks like he’s actually going to attempt a martial arts film.

Now, I don’t know too much about martial arts movies, but the thought of Eli Roth helming a project like this seems like a God awful mistake considering his previous work (I’m looking at you, Hostel). I don’t know. Ever since he’s become Quentin Tarantino’s little buddy, he’s just sort of turned to shit and having Tarantino’s approval doesn’t really go as far as it would’ve back in the 90s when he was still putting out good films and wasn’t so self-absorbed. Actually, come to think of it, that’s probably why they get along so well.

All I can do is hope the entire movie isn’t an hour and a half of “Pancake Dennis” although I can’t imagine much else.