Jamie Chung Talks Tarantino-Produced 'The Man with the Iron Fists'

Jamie Chung, who is currently filming the thriller 7500 with Grudge director Takashi Shimizu, gave an update on the kung-fu action flick The Man with the Iron Fists.

She revealed that the original cut, directed by RZA from a script co-written with Eli Roth, was over 4 hours long and RZA wanted to cut the movie in two, like Kill Bill. Roth said no and thus Iron Fists was trimmed down to about 90 minutes. She says the guys are currently working on music and the movie is set to release in August 2012.
 
Though she hasn't seen the final cut, Chung says that, "Russell [Crowe] is doing some really crazy stuff," in the movie and that there's no telling what RZA, Roth and Quentin Tarantino, who is working as producer, will come up with.
 
The most important question, of course, is who is doing the fight choreography?
 
Corey Yuen, who worked on the Transporter series and Jet Li's The Legend, designed the fight sequences for Iron Fists, which, along with Crowe and Chung, features Pam Grier, Lucy Liu and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista.
 
Iron Fists is set in feudal China and centers on Crowe's blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village. He is ultimately put in a position where he must defend himself and fellow villagers.
 
As for 7500, Chung plays a flight attendant who is at a crossroads in her life. After being with her long-time fiancé for 8 years, she's wondering if she should marry him or leave him. The events during flight 7500 traumatize her into making a choice. We'll have much more about 7500 in the coming months.
 
For now, are you excited to see what Tarantino, Roth and RZA come up with? And what do you think of Russell Crowe starring in a kung-fu movie?!
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