Production has begun on Zhang Yimou’s first English-language film “The Great Wall,” a project that also marks the first effort of Legendary Entertainment’s Chinese offshoot Legendary East.
The period supernatural blockbuster follows an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. Filming will take place at the China Film Group Studios at Huairou, near Beijing, and the coastal city of Qingdao.
Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Zhang Hanyu and Eddie Peng star in the film which will continue shooting until July.
Crew members include cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh, costume designer Mayes Rubeo, production designer John Myhre, VFX supervisor Phil Brennan and film editor Craig Wood. The film is currently slated for a global release on November 23rd 2016.