Ed Zwick Departs The Great Wall


With production delayed until next year, Legendary East’s The Great Wall has lost director Ed Zwick, Deadline reports. Although no replacement has been announced, the company is still planning to start shooting next year with a cast that includes Henry Cavill, Benjamin Walker and Zhang Ziyi.

Set in 15th century China, The Great Wall follows British warriors who happen upon the hurried construction of the massive wall. 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.

Warner Bros. will distribute the project, which features a screenplay by Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.