Breakout marks RZA's third time behind the camera, following the soon-to-be-released Coco and his 2012 debut The Man With the Iron Fists. According to Variety, Breakout centers on a young photographer who finds himself falsely charged with drug trafficking in Bangladesh.
"The multi-talented RZA has mastered the art of music, acting and filmmaking,” said Bradley Gallo and Michael Helfant of Amasia Entertainment in a press release. “We are ecstatic to have him behind the camera on our next project as he brings a fresh and innovative take to this international action thriller from Rich D’Ovidio." RZA's talents are familiar to Amasia, who previously enlisted the Wu-Tang Clan captain for the Anna Kendrick film Mr. Right, which is set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Breakout is expected to begin shooting in 2016, the same year his sophomore effort Coco is scheduled to be released. Cinematic RZA season is once again upon us.