Following his breakout performance in “Game of Thrones” last season, Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to join Matt Damon in Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s untitled Great Wall historical epic at Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures.
The supernatural-tinged, English-language feature is expected to be the largest film ever shot entirely in China and follows an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure back in a time when it was freshly built.
Damon is currently in negotiations to star in the lead role in the film which begins production in the Spring ahead of a November 2016 release. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will produce.
Bryan Cranston was in talks to join at one point but is no longer involved. Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker were set to star in a previous Ed Zwick-directed incarnation of the project.
Pascal will next be seen playing Pontius Pilate in MGM’s “Ben-Hur” remake.
Source: The Wrap