The Great Wall 長城 is an epic science fiction movie with a staggering budget of USD 150 million. It is a Hollywood-Chinese collaboration led by Matt Damon and Andy Lau and directed by none other than Zhang Yimou whose works include wuxia masterpieces Hero and Flying Daggers.
General William of the European forces trek to the Northern Song but they mistakenly walk into an an perilous war among humans and monsters along the Great Wall of China.
As an avid fan of period dramas, the outrageous premise is definitely not something I could ever dream up but I still hope they make it work especially with so many names attached to the project such as Zhang Hanyu, Jing Tian, Lin Gengxin (God of War Zhao Yun), Eddie Peng, Luhan (Fighter of the Destiny), Ryan Zheng (Wong Fei Hung), Cheney Chen (Disguiser), TF Boys Wang Jun Kai (Legend of Chusen), Willem Dafoe and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones).
Release Date: Dec 16, 2016 in China and Feb 17, 2017 in US