The Great Wall is a 2016 action monster film directed by Zhang Yimou.
Starring Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Eddie Peng, Kenny Lin, Karry Wang, Cheney Chen, Hanyu Zhang and others.
Legendary on Saturday, October 08, 2016 released the trailer:
The Great Wall - Official Trailer #2 - In Theaters This February.
European mercenaries, including Irishman William Garin (Matt Damon) and Spaniard Pero Tovar (Pedro Pascal), travel to China during the reign of the Song dynasty's Renzong Emperor, searching for the secret to gunpowder. A few miles north of the Great Wall, they are attacked by a monster. Only William and Tovar survive. They sever the monster's arm and bring it with them. Reaching the Wall, they are taken prisoner by soldiers of the Nameless Order, led by General Shao (Hanyu Zhang) and Strategist Wang (Andy Lau). The Nameless Order exists to combat alien monsters called Tao Tei, which attack once every sixty years. The Tao Tei arrived from a meteorite. While examining the severed monster arm, the Order's commanders are surprised by the monsters' first assault one week early.
Shortly after, a monster horde assails the Wall. Both sides sustain heavy losses before the monsters' queen aborts the attack. During the battle, William and Tovar are freed by Ballard, another European who ventured east twenty-five years earlier, searching for gunpowder. Detained, he now serves as an English and Latin teacher. William and Tovar display amazing battle skills, saving the life of young warrior Peng Yong (Han Lu), then slaying two monsters, which earns the Order's respect. The three Europeans secretly plan to steal gunpowder and flee during the next monster attack.
That night, two Tao Tei reach the top of the Wall. General Shao is killed, placing Commander Lin in charge of the Nameless Order. Around this time, an envoy from the capital arrives with an ancient scroll which suggests that the monsters are pacified by magnets. Wang believes the stone William carries enabled him to slay the Tao Tei he fought at the cave. To test the hypothesis, William suggests they capture a Tao Tei alive and agrees to help. This delays his escape plans, angering Tovar, who nevertheless assists William despite Ballard's protests.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Great Wall.
The film The Great Wall was scheduled to be released on December 6, 2016 (Beijing), on December 16, 2016 (China, People's Republic of China), on January 5, 2017 (Hungary), on January 12, 2017 (Germany) and on February 17, 2017 (United States) by Universal Studios, UIP-Dunafilm, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), CinemArt, Columbia Pictures, Finnkino, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Film1 and SBS9.
The duration of the film is 103 minutes. With a budget of $150 million, the film grossed over $334.9 million.
The film The Great Wall is rated with "PG-13" rating.
The Great Wall filming. Principal photography began on March 30, 2015, on location in Qingdao.
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.
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Official website: thegreatwallmovie.com
IMDB: The Great Wall
Wikipedia: The Great Wall (film)