The Great Wall is a 2016 monster film directed by Zhang Yimou.

Official trailers

Legendary on Saturday, October 08, 2016 released the trailer:
The Great Wall - Official Trailer #2 - In Theaters This February.

Story intro

A band of European mercenaries, including William Garin and Pero Tovar, travel to China during the reign of the Renzong Emperor, in search of the secret to gunpowder. Resting in a cave a few miles north of the Great Wall, they are attacked by a monster, leaving only William and Tovar alive. They cut off the monster's leg and bring it with them. The next day, reaching the Wall, they are taken prisoner by soldiers of the Nameless Order, led by General Shao and Strategist Wang.


Matt Damon
William Garin (威廉·加林), a European mercenary
Jing Tian
Commander Lin Mae (), the leader of the Crane Troop
Pedro Pascal
Pero Tovar (佩罗· 托瓦尔), a European mercenary
Willem Dafoe
Sir Ballard (巴拉德), a European adventurer-turned-teacher in China
Andy Lau
Strategist Wang (王军师), the Strategist and War Counselor for the Nameless Order
Zhang Hanyu
General Shao (邵殿帅), the leader of the Bear Troop and General of the Nameless Order
Lu Han
Peng Yong (彭勇), a soldier in the Bear Troop
Eddie Peng
Commander Wu (吴将军), head of the Tiger Troop
Kenny Lin
Commander Chen (陈将军), head of the Eagle Troop
Karry Wang
The Emperor
Zheng Kai
Shen (沈)
Huang Xuan
Commander Deng (邓将军), head of the Deer Troop
Cheney Chen
Commander of the Imperial Guard


Principal photography of the film began on March 30, 2015, on location in Qingdao.

The film The Great Wall was scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on December 6, 2016 (Beijing), on December 16, 2016 (China, People's Republic of China), on January 12, 2017 (Germany) and on February 17, 2017 (United States).

The duration of the film is 103 minutes. With a budget of $150 million, the film grossed over $334.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


The Great Wall got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Google: #TheGreatWall

Wikipedia: The Great Wall (film)