Wu-Tang at the Movies
It’s a Wu-Revolution on screens big and small, as the Clan take on Showtime and horror flicks.
The Wu-Tang Clan have some new stories to tell, and an unexpected way of telling them: a horror movie.
According to Deadline, Wu-Tang members RZA and Ghostface Killah, along with Shaun Redick of Impossible Dream Entertainment, are set to produce Angel of Dust, a suspense-horror-thriller that RZA will also direct.
It won’t be RZA’s first foray behind the camera: he previously directed The Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Love Beats Rhymes (2017), and one episode of the Netflix series Iron Fist.
The movie’s genesis comes from “true stories that happened around the hood to members of the global iconic rap group when they were growing up in and around the Staten Island Projects. A series of bizarre and horrifying events shaped their mind-sets to launch the Wu-Tang Clan to become a worldwide music powerhouse.”
“Casey is a normal yet exceptionally smart teenager and talented rapper, but after the mysterious death of his parents, he’s been forced to grow up in NY’s roughest inner-city streets (known as Shaolin in Wu-Tang folklore), basically on his own,” reads the Angel of Dust logline. “As life in the hood around him gets tragically worse, he must put his skills to the test to survive not only the gangs, corrupt cops, junkies and bullies, but a serial killer with seemingly supernatural powers dubbed ‘Angel of Dust’ by the media.”
Wu-Tang Clan will provide the movie’s soundtrack, with RZA putting on yet another hat to compose the film score.
“The creative collaboration of RZA and Ghostface has stood the test of time through our music,” RZA said in a press statement. “Now the opportunity to put our creative energies together onto the silver screen has arisen and I’m turbo charged. Bong Bong!”
Ghostface added that “It’s a blessing to partner with Oscar–nominated producer Shaun Redick and Impossible Dream Entertainment, and to be doing business with my brother, RZA, directing is a dream come true. Putting all these great minds to work together will be legendary.”
The Angel of Dust announcement arrives as the rap legends hit this year’s Sundance film festival to premiere Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, the new docu-series slated for Showtime.
The four-part series examines the formation and early years of the rap collective, including interviews with each surviving member, as well as celebrity commentary from the likes of Jim Jarmusch, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Seth Rogen. The series is expected to debut on Showtime this spring. Watch the trailer below.