The Great Wall

This month we take a look at the red carpet premier of The Great Wall, an action-adventure monster film directed by Zhang Yimou and written by Tony Gilroy, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Max Brooks, Edward Zwick, and Marshall Herskovitz.

The film stars Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, and Andy Lau.

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Three walls were built during production as they could not shoot on the actual Great Wall.  During the film making, the director said the most impressive part for him was the presence of so many translators to handle communication as he assembled an international crew for the filming.

More than 100 on-set translators worked with the various cast and crew members.

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Director Zhang Yimou said that the reason he took the Great Wall project is that there have been requests in the last 10 or 20 years. Now the production is big enough and really appealing. And, very importantly, it has Chinese elements in it.

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The Great Wall opens in cinemas 29 Dec 2016

Images courtesy of United International Pictures Singapore

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