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RZA Gets 'Happy!'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 9, 2012 4:15 PM
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As RZA's Wu-resume grows to include the title of director, it looks like the rapper isn't just going to get back behind the decks, cook up some beats and drop some mad rhymes. He sees a Wu-opportunity to keep this new Wu-avenue going, and the filmmaker is now taking on a new project.

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, as he's known on his tax forms, will be teaming with comic writer Grant Morrison to bring the latter's "Happy!" to the big screen. And it's an odd one. Said to be somewhere between "It's A Wonderful Life," "The Care Bears" and "Sin City" (we're not kidding), the story centers on a grimy ex-cop who teams up with a cheerful blue horse named Happy (again, we're not kidding), just before Christmas, as he tries to save a little kid...and the entire city. This is either going to be the best or worst thing ever.

"Happy!" hit shelves last month, but Morrison will be keeping busy by writing the script, with RZA set to direct. If anything, it shows that Mr. Diggs is willing to go go beyond the kung fu world that he knows so well, which he'll be exploring in his directorial debut "The Man With The Iron Fists." And if the outrageous promise of that movie is lived up to, we'll be eager to see him take this one on too. [THR]

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