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Wu-Tang Clan's RZA & Some Guy Called D.J. Cotrona In Talks For 'G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 28, 2011 1:18 AM
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Despite being an ugly, cartoony, badly-acted mess with very little to recommend it, 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" managed a fairly impressive $150 million gross in a late summer slot, which is the very least of an excuse that franchise-happy Paramount needed to greenlight a sequel. But that doesn't mean that they're not going to shake things up: director Stephen Sommers clashed with the studio on the original, and has departed for the supernatural thriller "Odd Thomas," while an eye on the bottom line has seen most of the original cast members, including Marlon Wayans, Christopher Ecclestone, Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Dennis Quaid and, most unsurprisingly, the since-gone-supernova Joseph Gordon-Levitt, put out to pasture.

Pam Grier Joins RZA & Eli Roth's 'Man With The Iron Fists'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 7, 2011 3:00 AM
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Blaxpolitation icon Pam Grier of "Jackie Brown" fame has joined the cast of RZA and Eli Roth's currently-in-production kung-fu epic "The Man With The Iron Fists" marking something of a return to the limelight; she also has a supporting role in Tom Hanks' upcoming film "Larry Crowne."

RZA's 'The Man With The Iron Fist' Now Shooting In China

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 9:30 AM
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RZA’s obsession with with all things shaolin has, as you probably already know, well informed his hop-hop career and it has now snowballed into a feature. First announced early last year, the kung fu film “The Man with the Iron Fist” is now shooting in China. What in the hell is that, you say? Well, it is a $20 million dollar Universal-funded martial arts flick directed, written, produced and, of course, starring RZA.

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