With The Man With the Iron Fists out in theaters now, RZA has begun filling his slate with more projects to direct in the future, beginning with a long gestating Genghis Khan biopic penned by John Milius (the original Red Dawn and Conan the Barbarian). The film is reported to be from the point of the view of the conqueror’s son and grandson, of which he had many during his days ruling the Mongol empire.
He is also circling a project called No Man’s Land from Coraline producer Bill Mechanic and Django Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin. This one is a thriller which follows “a man who steals a powerful criminal’s diamond that soon proves to be more valuable than initially thought. With the help of a dancer, he attempts to stay alive and cash in on the jewel”, and the film will apparently take place over the course of one night.
Genghis Khan is set to shoot next year in China, but there is no word on No Man’s Land, although other outlets seem to think he could direct it before going to China to shoot Gengis Khan. Only time will tell if he even directs either movie, or when. However, I’m glad to see the mutli-talented RZA getting more work as a director, despite Jeremy’s lukewarm reaction to the film.