Legendary and Universal Pictures released the first trailer for Zhang Yimou’s first English-language production, “The Great Wall.” Starring Matt Damon as a mercenary warrior, the story follows him as he leads humanity on the greatest fight for survival.
After he is imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront this unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.
“The Great Wall” is based on a story by Thomas Tull and Max Brooks and is the largest movie ever shot entirely in China. It also features a star-studded international cast which includes Pedro Pascal, Jing Tian, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau and pop icon Luhan.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly the helmer, also known for directing “House of Flying Daggers” and “Hero,” told the magazine that the film takes place 1,000 years ago, “At its core, it is a period piece and an action film. The fantasy element does play a major role because of the monsters. But, what makes our film unique is that these are ancient Chinese monsters. Even though it’s a fantasy movie, we filmed it in a very realistic way.”
Popular on IndieWire
“The Great Wall” will be released in theaters on February 17, 2017.
Check out the first look below: