Watch: Second Trailer for Zhang Yimou's Epic 'The Great Wall' Movie
"The Great Wall is the only barrier keeping the world safe…" Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures have released a second trailer for Zhang Yimou's new movie The Great Wall, a fantasy action epic about building the Great Wall of China. There's all kinds of crazy stuff going on in this. Matt Damon stars in the cast as one of the few white dudes, with the rest of the cast including Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Tian Jing, Eddie Peng, Numan Acar, Han Lu, Kenny Lin and Zhang Hanyu. As weird as this looks, I'm planning to see it just for the visuals alone - Zhang Yimou always makes his films so mesmerizing to watch. The action in this looks totally massive, it might actually be thoroughly entertaining. Bombs away.
Here's the second official trailer for Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall, direct from Legendary's YouTube:
Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall is directed by acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, of the films The Road Home, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, The Flowers of War, and Coming Home most recently. The screenplay is by Tony Gilroy, Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro; from an original story by Thomas Tull and Max Brooks. This is one of Legendary Pictures co-productions with China. It is the most expensive film ever shot entirely in China with a budget of $135 million. Universal will release Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall in theaters everywhere starting February 17th, 2017 next year. Thoughts?