The largest film ever shot completely in China, Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall” has finally revealed its full supporting cast. Upcoming epic fantasy is the first production to come forth from of the formation of Legendary East, which was set up several years ago with the intention of crafting big-budget tentpole movies specifically for China’s film market.
Legendary Pictures production has confirmed leads are Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe whilst Chinese stars for the film include Andy Lau (“Infernal Affairs”), Tian Jing (“New Police Story”), Hanyu Zhang (“Taking Tiger Mountain”), Eddie Peng (“Fleet of Time”), Lu Han (“Miss Granny”), Gengxin Lin (“Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon”), Zheng Kai (“Fleet of Time”), Chen Xuedong (“Tiny Times 3”), Xuan Huang (“The Golden Era”), pop star Wang Junkai in his film debut, and newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong.
The Great Wall hits theaters on November 23, 2016.
Plot: Set in the 15th Century, the story follows soldiers who go out in search of gunpowder and come across the construction of The Great Wall of China. They learn that the Chinese are not only building the Wall to keep out invading Mongolian forces, but also to keep supernatural creatures at bay.