If you know anything at all about the Wu-Tang Clan, you know that the legendary Staten Island rap crew were cinematic long before some of their individual members began breaking into the film industry. The sounds and grim themes of revenge-fueled samurai movies from years past formed the spine of their iconic debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) just over 25 years ago, and many of the collective and individual solo projects in the years since.
In particular, RZA has been no stranger to the silver screen, from his classic scores behind Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai and Kill Bill to his over-the-top 2012 directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists. (He also helmed an episode of the now-cancelled Iron Fist.) Now, reports indicate that RZA will soon return with a project influenced by the life and times of the Wu themselves, currently titled, Angel of Dust.
The plot synposis: “Casey is a normal yet exceptionally smart teenager and talented rapper but after the mysterious death of his parents he’s been forced to grow up in NY’s roughest inner-city streets (known as Shaolin in Wu-Tang folklore), basically on his own. As life in the hood around him gets tragically worse, he must put his skills to the test to survive not only the gangs, corrupt cops, junkies, and bullies, but a serial killer with seemingly supernatural powers dubbed Angel of Dust by the media”.
It’s presently unknown when production will begin on the feature, but there’s a distinctly high chance of the film being, as has often been said, nothing ’ta fuck with.