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The Great Wall | © Universal Pictures
The Great Wall | © Universal Pictures

The Cast and Crew of 'The Great Wall' on Filming in China

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Film Editor
Updated: 24 January 2017
Here’s a look at the hotly anticipated historical action movie The Great Wall, featuring interviews with Jason Bourne star Matt Damon and director Zhang Yimou who tell us about their experience filming in China.


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 one of the world’s most impressive architectural feats. The first English-language production for Yimou, it is also the largest film ever shot entirely in China. Among its cast are stars Tian Jing, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

Yimou is known for his stunning visual epics Hero and Curse of the Golden Flowerbut even those large productions pale in comparison to his latest venture. Indeed, the film represents one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken in China, and it will be fascinating to see how the movie does internationally given its high-profile cast.

The Great Wall is in UK cinemas from February 17.