A little while back it was announced that Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai, Courage Under Fire, Glory) would be directing a film called The Great Wall, and we were all surprised to hear it was going to be a monster flick. But what kind of monsters?
As reported earlier, The Great Wall, set in 15th century China, is about 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. The picture is based on an idea by Legendary CEO Thomas Tull and Max Brooks.
Bloody Disgusting reports that the movie will follow two former English Crusaders who will help the Chinese defend the Wall and their land against the invading Genghis Kahn and the even more dangerous T’ao T’ieh monsters! The T’ao T’ieh is the face of a mythical animal with a gaping mouth appearing as a motif in ancient Chinese art. See an example below. Pretty nifty!
Ben Walker and Henry Cavill are set to star. Shooting begins spring of 2013.
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