The whole idea for the movie is based off of a story by World War Z author, Max Brooks. Bourne series writer Tony Gilroy, hence Matt Damon‘s involvement, partnered up with Netflix‘s Narcos writers Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, hence Pedro Pascal‘s involvement, to adapt the ancient story. The result is a trailer that looks just as intriguing as the idea itself. Except for one part.
Is it just me or does Matt Damon look out of place?
Maybe its the hair, maybe its because we don’t see him do many historical, fantasy movies but it just looks weird having him in this. Nevertheless, The Great Wall is the first of its kind in two ways. First, it’s Director Zhang Yimou‘s first english-language film. Second, it’s the largest film ever shot in China! Two pretty massive feats.
Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.
The Great Wall will be in theaters February 17, 2017!