Watch: Second Trailer for Zhang Yimou's Epic 'The Great Wall' Movie

October 8, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Great Wall Trailer

"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:

The Great Wall

You can still see the first teaser trailer for Yimou's The Great Wall here, to see different footage from this.

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?

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    China is financing a movie where a White man saves the Chinese people so that they (the Chinese fatcats) can seem more legit to the West. // Epic Fail in today's culture.
    • The Dude
      Your micro aggressions are triggering me.
      • DAVIDPD
        Get lucrative, bro.
    • MzUnGu
      In your western culture, maybe... In China, nobody cares... Just another Chinese movie, just more like it next year too.... We put Chinese girls in Bond films as eye-candy, and we Chinese put Damon in as eye candy, it's all good , except the movie. 😀
    • TK
      Seeing it all the time now. Been there they love it. It's a great idea for Chinese film makers. They do want to recoup some of the money the other way. A lot of money go to Hollywood movies from China. They are hoping to get some original IPs that might sell well in other markets. This one certainly doesn't look like the one that will do that but I think they have a lot more coming out in the next year or so with Hollywood actors. It's great I reckon. Russia is even starting to do the same. I see Hollywood actors starting to appear in their big blockbuster movies coming out soon.
  • Damo's Legolas is good.
  • Payne by name
    I like the central concept behind this. It's certainly piqued my interest.
  • shiboleth
    Everybody is developing silliness these days. That quota is getting bigger and bigger. Films are really becoming one world system, obviously ...
    • Yep. Cinema nowadays became synonym of mubmo jumbo CGI crap fest.
  • CriticsAreAmistake
    Looked promising until they revealed the monsters, and that they will just be killed off like CGI fodder.
  • Steven
    Mixed feelings on this. Yes it looks a visual feast for the eyes, but sometimes this can be overdone as well. Damon looking good even though I don't see this as a good film for him to be in (must be a good pay check).
  • Nielsen700
    This baffles me.
  • Sharkman1963
    Spoiler Alert: An entire regiment of Balrogs show up at the end and save the day. And MATT DAMON! is crowned King and marries the hot girl.
  • Shall I describe it to you... or would you like me to find you a box?
  • Bill
    Looks like a lot of fun!
  • Victoria Pennington
    I watched this last night. I seriously thought it was going to be about the Wall in China, and maybe Ganghis Kang????? It was crazy, with these bad ass killing animals and a wild storyline to go with that. It was ok....Matt Damon of course saved the day and alas may have not married the girl?????? strange part for him tho, playing a Thor like character in like 1800 china????? entertaining in that......




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