Friday, February 13, 2015

Willem Dafoe Scales "The Great Wall" Film

Heat Vision reports that Willem Dafoe has joined the supernatural meets historical epic "The Great Wall".

"Blood Diamond" and "The Last Samurai" director Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz wrote the script, from a story by Thomas Tull and Max Brooks, which looks at the mystery behind the construction of the Great Wall of China. The story follows a group of British warriors traveling through 15th Century China and come upon the hurried construction As night falls, the warriors realize that the haste in building the wall isn’t just to keep out the Mongols. There is something inhuman and more dangerous.

Dafoe's role is being kept under wraps.

Matt Damon is currently sorting out his schedule to try and play the lead in the long in the works pic.Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal also stars in the film.

 "Breaking Bad" and "Godzilla" star Bryan Cranston was tipped to play a role in the film but is no longer involved.

Henry Cavill Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd Zhang Ziyi and Benjamin Walker were poised to star in the film along with other Chinese talent before it was postponed back in June 2012 due to climate and financial issues.

Zwick was due to call action--he left in the fall of 2012 after the film was delayed. The basic concept remains intact. Tony Gilroy wrote the most recent script following work by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro. ("House of Flying Daggers," "Raise the Red Lantern") is set to direct the film.

Tull, Charles Roven, Jon Jashni, Richard Suckle and Peter Loehr will produce the film.

The film is expected to be the largest film ever shot entirely in China that begins production in April ahead of a November 2016 release.

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