Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Latest Ant-Man Trailer Jumps Online
''We should call the Avengers...''
Podcast 168: Hayley Atwell
Agent Carter, at your service
Exclusive New Deadpool Image
Say hello to Negasonic Teenage Warhead
New Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Images
Chinny reckoning
Bryan Singer Teases New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Rogue Cut Footage
'This is not just an extended edition...'
Exclusive First Trailer For Spanish Thriller Marshland
The acclaimed serial killer mystery gets a poster too
Mark Wahlberg Joins Mile 22
Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey already aboard
Simon Kinberg Talks Deadpool
''It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo...''
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 June 2015
Exclusive New Knock Knock Poster
Keanu experiences a domestic disturbance
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Hateful Eight
31 December 2015
Spectre
23 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Knock Knock (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Big Hero 6 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Brick Mansions (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Iron Fists Animated Prequel Online
RZA endures an Encounter

22 October 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Machinma

submit to reddit

If all you've seen of The Man With The Iron Fists so far is some seriously ugly violence (beware the eye-popping still below), you may be in for a surprise. The Encounter, this three-minute animated prequel to RZA's action opus, is really rather beautiful. 

The setting is a Dutch slave ship on its way to China, and the action takes place during a supposedly routine port stop, during which RZA's Blacksmith encounters some trouble. What happens when iron fists meet a brass body? That would be telling, but the story is far from over and repurcussions are certain. Brass Body is played in the movie by Dave Bautista; there's a glimpse of him in the full trailer.

The violence in the clip is conveyed by amusing use of sound effects, playing up the classic martial arts movie vibe. The visuals, in the form of gorgeous Oriental washes, come courtesy of Afro Samurai producer Eric Calderon, and Manabu "Gaku" Inada, head of his own concept design studio Inada Design Inc.

Russell Crow, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier and Cung Le all join the writer / director / star RZA in the cast; Eli Roth is also part of the writing and producing mix; and Quentin Tarantino is "presenting". The Man With The Iron Fists finally punches his way onto UK screens on December 7.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Sundance London To Return
Redford books in 2013 and 2014 dates
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Terminator Genisys: Empire's Verdict
It wants your clothes and your (re)boots

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)