A Monster Of A Movie
♦Matt Damon and Willem DeFoe’s The Great Wall, about the building of China’s most famous landmark, hits cinemas next February and it now has a trailer. Who knew that the wall was built to keep out monsters?…
Here is the synopsis for this Chinese-American blockbuster:
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.
Hollywood has been tailoring its films to appeal to the increasingly huge Chinese market for years but this is the first time that they have produced a co-production. It is released in China in December, before it hits the US in February. This may be the shape of things to come.