The Great Wall is an upcoming American-Chinese 3D science fantasy adventure-monster action film directed by Zhang Yimou. The film features an ensemble cast led by Matt Damon and Andy Lau, while the other cast members include Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Jing Tian, Luhan, and Zhang Hanyu. Principal photography began on March 30, 2015, in Qingdao, China. The film is scheduled to be released in China in December 2016 by Le Vision Pictures and China Film Group Corporation and in the United States on February 17, 2017 by Universal Pictures. The Great Wall will be Lau’s first film role in a Hollywood production and his second collaboration with director Zhang.
On March 18, 2014, Chinese director Zhang Yimou was set to direct the epic film. On November 6, 2014, Legendary East’s CEO, Peter Loehr confirmed that the film would be made with the budget of $135 million, film would be completely in English and it would be the first English-language film directed by Yimou.