RZA Punches Out an Eyeball as THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS; Plus First Images of Hemsworth and Johnson in EMPIRE STATE

     June 26, 2012

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Tonight brings the first images from a pair of upcoming films.  The first is notable because of the cast.  The second is notable because it involves punching an eye out of someone’s face.

  • Dwayne Johnson and Liam Hemsworth play two friends who rob an armored car company in Empire State, directed by Dito Monteil (Fighting).
  • RZA will make his directorial debut on the kung fu picture The Man with the Iron Fists; RZA plays a blacksmith who must defend a small village in feudal China, which requires some eyeball punching.

Hit the jump for the images and more on both projects.

Empire State is an indie production based on the true story of a 1982 NYC armored car company robbery that was thought to be the largest cash heist in U.S. history.  Kevin Hart and Emma Roberts co-star.  Images via Deadline:




Okay, this is where real the fun is.  RZA tweeted, “GIVING U 1ST LOOK AT SNAP SHOT OF MY TRAILER ‘IRON FIST’ COMIN N 2 DAYS” along with the delightful image below.  Russell CrowePam Grier, Jamie Chung, and Lucy Liu star alongside RZA in the $20 million production.  Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth are producing.  Look for the trailer later this week.

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