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RZA Talks Upcoming Projects: 'Tasmania' (A Horror Film); 'Down To The Last Buck' (A Comedy)

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act October 30, 2012 at 2:46PM

RZA Talks Upcoming Projects: 'Tasmania' (A Horror Film); 'Down To The Last Buck' (A Comedy)
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Assuming all these projects get the financing they need, RZA's future as a director should be an interesting one.

As already announced, with his The Man With The Iron Fist in theaters this Friday, RZA continues to pile up future projects for himself to direct, including John Milius’ Genghis Khan biopic, an action thriller titled No Man’s Land, and an adaptation of comic book author Grant Morrison's latest work, Happy!.

In addition to those projects, there was also something he mentioned in passing in a previous interview called One Spoon Of Chocolate, which he mentioned in a New York Times interiew, but didn't reveal any details about. The New York Times piece didn't say much further about this mystery film, except that it's a still-gestating period piece that would span the 1960s and 1970s.

However, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, RZA gave a little more info about One Spoon Of Chocolate, in addition to naming some other projects that are on his slate which haven't been officially announced yet, mostly because they are still in very early stages of development.

First, on One Spoon Of Chocolate, the EW profile says:

And on his current cross-country bus tour promoting Iron Fists, he dove back into a screenplay he started while working with Crowe on The Next Three Days. “It’s called One Spoon of Chocolate and I’m about 45 pages in,” he says. “It’s actually a romantic tragedy. It’s real provocative. If it gets made it will incorporate consciousness, love and awareness.”

So we've got a period piece that would span the 1960s and 1970s, that will be a provocative, romantic tragedy, incorporating consciousness, love and awareness. Still doesn't tell us a lot, but we know more than we did before. Hopefully, maybe in a future interview, he'd be asked to talk about it in more detail, now that it's public info.

Secondly, regarding other projects he has locked up inside his head, the EW profile had this:

As he prepares for the premiere of his first movie, the RZA is already looking to bust out of the kung fu genre. He’s written a treatment for a horror film called Tasmania. (“That’s a crazy one,” he says.) [And] He’s got an idea for a comedy called Down to the Last Buck

So we can add a horror film called Tasmania, as well as a comedy titled Down To The Last Buck, to the RZA slate of upcoming projects.

Whether any of them will see the light of day is anyone's guess. In the meantime, it looks like No Man's Land will be his next.

And one thing that's certain is his love for not only films, but filmmaking, as entertainment:

“I love films for more than one reason,” he says. “The first thing about a film, and the reason why I made Iron Fists as my first endeavor, is a film should be entertaining. When I went to see Star Wars as a kid and I really thought about the Force, or I watched these kung fu movies and I believed that Asian guys could jump off roofs, it just played with my imagination. To me, a movie is first entertainment. And the Man With the Iron Fists is a ball of entertainment. It’s a fun, bucket-of-popcorn movie.”

Iron Fists opens this Friday, so we'll get to see RZA's directorial abilities on display.

The full EW profile HERE.


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