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The Blacksmith is back. Despite a negative reaction from critics and fans upon its 2012 release, the titular MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS is returning for a new adventure, this time under the helm of the man who delivers “action sequels” galore.

Dutch-born director Roel Reine, who has been responsible for some recent direct-to-DVD installments of franchise series such as THE SCORPION KING 3: BATTLE FOR REDEMPTION, 12 ROUNDS 2: RELOADED and DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO, will be directing THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS: STING OF THE SCORPION. Robert Diggs, also known as The RZA, wrote the screenplay, which is being kept under wraps in addition to returning to his role of “The Blacksmith”.

Casting for the film was done by Mike Leeder, the Eastern editor of Impact Online. Joining the cast are Dustin Nguyen, Ocean Hou, and Simon Yin. The film also brings a reunion of the co-stars of the 2006 action film BODYGUARD: A NEW BEGINNING, Carl Ng and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. In an interview with Rolling Stone back in October, RZA did mention some characters from the original film are set to return and it looks as though confirmed are Andrew Lin and Grace Huang, who played a brother-sister team with intricate weapons that together form a yin and yang symbol.

It is unclear whether the film will be released in theaters or direct-to-DVD. However, in any case, THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS 2: STING OF THE SCORPION is due for a December 2014 release by Universal.

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  • asdfghjk

    groan… RZA…

  • Wayne Crear

    Had potential to be a classic but in fairness, the producers asked him to cut the movie down from 3 hours to 90 minutes. He’s no Quentin but they should of gave him a chance. Haven’t been a decent wuxia movie made for stateside since Hero.

  • homerd0h

    In fairness, the 90 minute that are there were already poop. I don’t think adding another 90 minutes would have saved the film.
    There were a few moments here and there and he definitely has some love for the genre, but it just wasn’t a good movie.

  • Wayne Crear

    Agreed. RZA still learning his craft in acting. He really needs to brush up on his martial arts training (if he is one) since the part he played in The Protector 2 was God awful.

  • The W

    I expected no more from Man With The Iron Fists than a cheesy kung fu movie made by a Shaw Brothers fan who has found it within his means to make one of his own. With that expectation I came out having enjoyed the movie, and I look forward to the sequel.

  • ColdCrane

    Though MWTIF was silly (no less than the delightful Shaw Bros movies that inspired it), I found it full of enthusiasm and would have enjoyed it roundly had the fights not completely blown. Abysmal editing, wires, slow motion, & CGI blood ruined yet another fun flick. I’d like to see RZA take one more crack at directing.

  • Dan

    I liked the movie but RZA is literally the worst actor known to mankind.