“Breaking Bad” and “Godzilla” star Bryan Cranston is in early talks to co-star in Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall” at Legendary Pictures.
The news follows reports over the weekend that Matt Damon is currently sorting out his schedule to try and play the lead in the China-set epic.
Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro’s script deals with British soldiers traveling through 15th century China who witness the construction of the massive edifice that will one day be known as the Great Wall of China. They soon discover that its intended purpose is not to keep out human beings, but terrifying otherworldly creatures.
Thomas Tull, Charles Roven, Jon Jashni, Richard Suckle and Peter Loehr will produce.