Matt Damon Fights Mysterious Monsters North Of The (Great) Wall

Coming straight off the success of the latest Jason Bourne movie, the world has been introduced to Matt Damon’s next film, The Great Wall.

Bearing a striking resemblance to Game Of Thrones, the story indicates that the Great Wall of China was built as defence again ancient monsters that come from the north. This film is the newest in a series of Chinese-American productions in an effort to combine the two markets. It will be the biggest budget movie ever released by China, coming in at $135 million.
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Here’s the synopsis:

Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production   for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars  Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

To be fair, they have a great team together on this. With Zhang Yimou directing, Damon and Dafoe starring, and writers Max Brooks (World War Z) and Tony Gilroy (Bourne series) it stands a chance. However, the film has already come under fire for “Whitewashing” and calls for boycotting have already begun.

While it may be too early to tell if this movie will in fact be any good, I’m sure Matt Damon will give his all portraying Jon Snow.

THE GREAT WALL will be released in 3D in Australian cinemas on February 16, 2017.

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