In the film, when a mercenary warrior (Damon) is imprisoned within "The Great Wall", he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts, intent on devouring the world, besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront this unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.
Directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Hero, House of Flying Daggers), the action-fantasy marks his first English-language production and the largest film ever shot entirely in China. To create The Great Wall, Yimou has assembled a formidable cast and filmmaking team that represents the best of East and West in a unique global production that delivers unmissable spectacle on the grandest scale.
Also starring Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau, the thrilling adventure comes from an original screenplay by the writing duo Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro (Prince of Persia, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) and Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, The Bourne Legacy). It is based on a story by Max BrooksS (World War Z) and Edward Zwick & Marhsall Herskovitz (The Last Samurai).
The film is produced by Legendary CEO Thomas Tull (Godzilla, Jurassic World), Charles Roven (American Hustle, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy), Jon Jashni (Pacific Rim, Warcraft) and Legendary East CEO Peter Loehr.
“The Great Wall is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.