Legendary Pictures is developing a new film called The Great Wall – something we presumed was a historical epic about the Great Wall of China. And why not presume that? Ed Zwick is directing, after all. He gave us The Last Samurai, Courage Under Fire and Glory.
He’s also set Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, pictured) and Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) to star.
So, what’s the film doing on Shock? Well, in a Deadline report about the film’s shooting schedule, it was revealed the plot concerns two British soldiers who come across the building of the wall – which was not to keep the Mongols out but, when night falls, to keep out something “inhuman and more dangerous.”
Ah, so we have an element of something supernatural afoot.
Zhang Ziyi has also joined the cast and shooting is expected to begin in 2013.