RZA Was Under The Wing Of Quentin Tarantino To Prepare For The “The Man With The Iron Fists”
The “Pulp Fiction” director mentored RZA in cinema to find the setting of his own flick.
It’s no secret that Quentin Tarantino and RZA have been working for a couple of years now. In a recent interview for his film “The Man with the Iron Fists,” the Abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan explains his relationship with the Oscar nominated director.
RZA stated that he met Tarantino while working on the film “Kill Bill, Vol.1,” and he served as music supervisor. After the movie was done, RZA asked Tarantino if he could serve as his personal cinema mentor. RZA then explained that Tarantino and collaborator Eli Roth finished their first draft of “Iron Fists.”
“I would say that directing a film is something more that was a dream, actually,” he explained. “I met Quentin Tarantino. They called me to promote a movie for them Kill Bill, Vol. 1. Later on, he got me to do the music – he was like, ‘I want you to produce this like you produce those albums.’ And I was like, ‘It’d be my pleasure, yo.’ But then, I recognized something about him – ‘This guy is a genius. He’s an encyclopedia of film. I’m gonna ask him to mentor me, I’m gonna study with him.’ He accepted me, and I stayed as his student for six years, so by the time we got to 2009, I just graduated, and then at 2010, I got my own screenplay and my own script called “The Man with the Iron Fists“ with my buddy Eli Roth. We go to Quentin as the godfather and say we want to do it together, ‘cus Eli’s also a student of his as well, and he blesses us.”
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