Legendary and Universal Pictures yesterday released the first and quite spectacular looking trailer for the mega international blockbuster The Great Wall starring Matt Damon! The controversial and risky film is directed by Chinese director of Hero and House of a Flying Daggers Zhang Yimou. The film is set 1000 years in the past and tells the fictitious legendary "True story" of why The Great Wall was built.
The film will be sort of the first of its kind, teaming main stream Hollywood filmmaking and Chinese filmmaking with a mega blockbuster budget. The goal here appears to be a film that will play to Eastern markets and still appeal to Western audiences. This is a huge gamble by all of the studios involved, however it could pay huge dividends if its a great film!
The film is written by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, and Tony Gilroy, the film also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal,Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Junkai Wang, Zheng Kai,Cheney qChenq, Xuan Huang, and Andy Lau.
Check out the epic trailer, first official images, and the cool poster below! Also if you have any questioms sound off in the comments section with your thoughts.
Here's the official synopsis for The Great Wall below:
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 is set to hit theaters on February 17th.
SOURCE: Universal Pictures