Man With the Iron Fists
This box office flop was written by RZA (of WuTang Clan fame) and Eli Roth. Set in 19th-century China, a stranger (RZA) settles in a jungle village and becomes its blacksmith. Radical tribal factions force him to fashion elaborate tools of destruction, and the clans' conflict soon erupts into a full war. Knowing he must take action, the blacksmith channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. Fighting beside iconic heroes, the blacksmith harnesses this incredible power to defend his adopted people from an army of soulless villains. The gratuitous blood and old kung fu movie style cinematography make it ripe for the riff picking. Also starring Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Dave Bautista, and Pam Grier.