RZA Is Going to Direct an Action Film Called 'Breakout'

The film's main ingredients are Bangladesh and drug trafficking, meaning RZA's follow-up to 'Coco' is necessary viewing.

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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-releasedCoco 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 Entertainmentin 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 Clancaptain 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:

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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.

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