RZA, the original wearer of many hats, will slide back into the director's chair for the forthcoming action-thriller Breakout. The film marks RZA's third time behind the camera, following the soon-to-be-released Coco and his 2012 debut The Man With the Iron Fists. According to Variety, Breakout centers on a young photographer who finds himself falsely charged with drug trafficking in Bangladesh.
"The multi-talented RZA has mastered the art of music, acting and filmmaking,” said Bradley Gallo and Michael Helfant of Amasia Entertainment in a press release. “We are ecstatic to have him behind the camera on our next project as he brings a fresh and innovative take to this international action thriller from Rich D’Ovidio." RZA's talents are familiar to Amasia, who previously enlisted the Wu-Tang Clan captain for the Anna Kendrick film Mr. Right, which is set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
For a brief refresher course in the virtues of a RZA film, consult the footage below:
Breakout is expected to begin shooting in 2016, the same year his sophomore effort Coco is scheduled to be released. Cinematic RZA season is once again upon us.