Matt Damon signs up to star in epic Chinese drama The Great Wall
Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe have signed up to star in The Great Wall, a brand new epic set in 15th century China.
Damon and Dafoe will star alongside the likes of Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Lin Gengxin, Zheng Kai, Chen Xuedong, Huang Xuan and Wang Junkai in the new drama, which has been in development for some time.
The Great Wall will be directed by Zhang Yimou, who has previously been behind the camera on epics like The Curse Of The Golden Flower and House Of Flying Daggers.
Set in 15th century China, the film's plot revolves around an elite force of soldiers who are forced to make a last stand for humanity against mythical creatures on the world’s most iconic structure.
Production on the film will begin at the end of this month, with the film due for release in the US and Canada on November 23rd 2016 and on January 13th in 2017 in the UK.