By Courtney | Shadow and Act October 21, 2012 at 1:32PM
It's more like a motion-comic than your traditional work of animation.
As was announced at the end of September, ahead of the film's theatrical opening, RZA would release a short animated version of the film on Machinima's YouTube channel, which he worked on with Eric Calderon (writer/producer of Afro Samurai).
The short film was to be released this month, and it has. Watch it below.
The Man With The Iron Fists will see a USA theatrical release on November 2.
It stars RZA himself, Russell Crowe, Pam Grier, Lucy Liu and others; Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth served as producers on this $20 million project.
In feudal China, a blacksmith (played by RZA) who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.
Here's the animated short prequel: