RZA speaks on his new film projects and making movies without Quentin Tarantino

Posted on 11 October 2013
By Pierce King
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Wu Tang Clan legend The RZA has revealed that he has written two new movies this year and he is determined to make the next one on his own, without the tutelage of Quentin Tarantino.

RZA is keeping himself busy as always, working on a new album with Interpol’s Paul Banks a new TV series called Gang Related and lining up his next movie projects.

The 20th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s essential 1993 debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) comes in November, but while Wu Tang is forever, he said that his film projects are the closest to his heart.

Speaking backstage at L.A.’s Bedrocktoberfest about his upcoming projects, RZA said he’s most excited about making movies, which he now considers the highest form of art.

He said: “A scientist could be a scientist of amphibians, a scientist could be an anthropologist, you could go into the study of fossils or microbiology.

“The scientific mind has a way of deciphering things. I think an artist is the same. A musician is the same. At first I didn’t know that.

“I didn’t know that the artistic wavelength can be expressed from a low frequency to a high frequency.

“To me the highest form of art is moviemaking, Because in moviemaking there’s collaborative, multiple moving pieces. Whereas music and rapping it’s just me. To go between these two extremes I’ve found there’s a similar wavelength.”

RZA also revealed he has written two new movies this year, which he is lining up for production, and he has run past his personal ‘film Godfather’ Quentin Tarantino – who has given his blessing.

But having leaned on the Django Unchained mastermind while making The Man With The Iron Fists, the Wu Tang Abbot says he’s determined to direct this one on his own.

RZA added: “I wrote two movies this year. One is social. It’s called One Spoon of Chocolate. The tagline is ‘One spoon of chocolate can change a whole glass of milk.’ It’s a racism struggle. It’s a struggle between two guys and they realize their struggle is minute compared to the real struggle.

“That one I don’t think I’ll make as soon as the one I’ve just finished writing, which is called Sting of the Scorpion.

“It’s basically another revisit of The Man With the Iron Fists saga. It’s very different than the first one.

“The cool thing about writing film and working with Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino is that Quentin is our teacher and Eli is my classmate, but they’ve elevated me. I told Quentin my new story and he loved it.

“But for this movie I don’t think I’ll call on him. I’ll call him for a different one. This one I think I got it.

“Last one I needed him to godfather me. I kind of copied him a little bit, you know what I mean? He’s my teacher – I’m not ashamed of that.

“But this one here it’s not a copy. It’s like “Here’s what I learned, let me digest it out to the world differently than he would do it.”