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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