By Hayden Wright
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin may seem like a (relatively) obscure 1978 martial arts movie, but it holds a special place in the heart of Wu-Tang Clan fans, their iconic Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) named after the film. Wu-Tang leader RZA has announced that he will re-score the movie from start to finish and perform the score live at screenings in Austin and Los Angeles.
“Beyond the kung-fu, it was the reality of the situation that hit me,” RZA said of the film. “Growing up as a black kid in America, I didn’t know that that kind of story had existed anywhere else.”
The score will repurpose some Wu-Tang classics and give the Chinese classic a hip-hop edge. Complex reports that the album will have 40 instrumental tracks, beats, and vocals. Watch a trailer for the project here: