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Behind-The-Scenes Of The Great Wall With Zhang Yimou

The featurettes take a look inside filming, focuses on director Zhang Yimou and talks about shooting in China The film stars Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe.The Great Wall opens February 17th.https://youtu.be/uUiCBFV34jIhttps://youtu.be/raLujJgjqTwhttps://youtu.be/nhe-OZgcwbc Universal Pictures has released three new behind-the-scenes videos for The Great Wall[...]

Monsters, Mayhem, And Mighty Whiteys: The Great Wall Presser From NYCC

By John Odum...It was a packed house at Madison Square Garden for the NYCC preview panel for Director Zhang Yimou’s (Raise the Red Lantern, Hero) “The Great Wall” slated for a February 17 release date in the US and February 24 in the UK Moderator Dave Carter introduced birthday boy Matt Damon (in his first New[...]

The Great Wall Director Zhang Yimou On Casting Matt Damon

When the trailer for Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall debuted last week, I joked about the strange sight of Matt Damon fighting on the wall against some supernatural force Others, including Fresh Off The Boat's Constance Wu, took Damon's presence more seriously as another example of casting white actors in presumably Asian roles.Yimou has responded[...]

Matt Damon Fights Along The Great Wall In New Trailer

For a moment, let's excuse the strange sight of Matt Damon preparing to wage war atop the Great Wall of China and bask in the absurd visual wonder of Zhang Yimou in this trailer for their upcoming Legendary Pictures/Universal film, The Great Wall.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVw9YdP1O-0In the film, Damon plays a member of an elite force making a[...]

Zhang Yimou To Direct Bourne-Esque Thriller The Parsifal Mosaic

Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou is making a deal to direct what purports to be his first English language film for a major Hollywood studio Deadline says the studio is Universal and the film is an adaptation of Bourne franchise author Robert Ludlum's The Parsifal Mosaic.The book certainly sounds very Bourne-esque, but follows a protagonist[...]

Christian Bale To Star In Nanjing Heroes

With a budget of 600 million yuan, it's safe to say Zhang Yimou's next picture, Nanjing Heroes, will require something of a big investment Indeed, that spend is roughly equivalent, say The Hollywood Reporter, to the domestic take of Aftershock, the country's most successful homegrown movie to date To turn a decent profit, then, Heroes[...]