The Great Wall Movie Shifts to 2017


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Matt Damon headlines Legendary and Universal Pictures’ The Great Wall movie, now slated to hit theaters February 17, 2017

Universal and Legendary Pictures have today announced that their upcoming The Great Wall movie has been delayed three months. Originally slated for release on November 23, 2016, The Great Wall movie will now hit 3D screens February 17, 2017.

The Great Wall movie tells of an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. 

Set to be the largest film ever shot entirely in China for global distribution, The Great Wall movie stars Academy Award winner Matt Damon (The Monuments Men, Interstellar), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos) and Willem Dafoe (John Wick, The Grand Budapest Hotel). They will star alongside Chinese actors Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers), Jing Tian (New Police Story, Special ID), Zhang Hanyu (Taking Tiger Mountain, The Assembly), Eddie Peng (Fleet of Time, Rise of the Legend), Lu Han (Miss Granny), Lin Gengxin (Taking Tiger Mountain, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon), Zheng Kai (Fleet of Time, The Running Man), Chen Xuedong (Tiny Times 3), Huang Xuan (The Golden Era, Blind Massage), and, in his feature film debut, pop star Wang Junkai. Additionally, director Zhang Yimou will carry on his long-standing tradition of utilizing new faces in his films. Newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong will play supporting roles in the film.

The new date has The Great Wall movie moving away from a crowded Thanksgiving 2016 weekend that includes Bad Santa 2 and the animated Disney musical Moana. The Harry Potter franchise spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also hits just a few days earlier, on November 18. The February 17 date has The Great Wall movie opening opposite both Columbia PicturesBad Boys 3 and 20th Century Fox‘s The Maze Runner finale, The Death Cure.