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Matt Damon's Chinese epic The Great Wall delayed until 2017
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Matt Damon's Chinese epic The Great Wall delayed until 2017

The Great Wall, the new epic starring Matt Damon as a warrior in Ancient China, has been delayed until 2017. 

The movie, which has cost a reported $135 million to make, is set in the Northern Song Dynasty, a period of Chinese history that began in 959 and ended in 1126. 

Damon stars alongside Pedro Pascal, Tian Jing, Andy Lau and Willem Dafoe, with Zhang Ximou, best known for his work on House Of Flying Daggers and The Curse Of The Golden Flower, behind the camera. 

The movie was originally scheduled to hit cinemas on November 23rd, a release date that would have oput it up against J. K. Rowling's new Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. It will now open on February 17th in 2017. 

Damon will next be seen on screen in Jason Bourne, his return to the Bourne franchise after stepping away for the last movie. You can watch the first teaser trailer below. 

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