Filmmaker lines up two more projects.
‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ helmer RZA has signed on to take the director’s chair for a long-in-development Genghis Khan biopic and the action thriller ‘No Man’s Land.’
Scripted by John Milius (‘Red Dawn,’ ‘Apocalypse Now’), the Genghis Khan biopic is from the point of view of Khan’s son and grandson and tells the story of the 13th century Mongol emperor, one of the most famous military figures in world history. Khan is the ruler who united the Mongol tribes and conquered great parts of Asia and Eastern Europe in the early 13th century. A previous incarnation of the project had Mickey Rourke linked to the role of the Mongol emperor.
‘No Man’s Land,’ penned by Trey Ellis and David Klass, centres on “a man who steals a powerful criminal’s diamond that soon proves to be far more valuable than initially thought. With the help of a dancer, he attempts to stay alive and cash in on the jewel.” According to Heat Vision’s sources, the story takes place during one night and has been described as having echoes of Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic ‘The Warriors.’
Earlier this month it was revealed that RZA was set to tackle an adaptation of Grant Morrison‘s comic book series ‘Happy!,’ with plans to make it his next project, but it appears that ‘No Man’s Land’ will be his next.