The Great Wall (2017)

The Great Wall (2017)
  • Release Date: 17 February 2017 (USA)
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
  • Run Time: 104 Minutes
  • Production Co: Legendary East, Atlas Entertainment, China Film Group
  • Directors: Zhang Yimou
  • Writer: Carlo Bernard, Douglas Miro, Tony Gilroy
  • Stars: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Wang Junkai, Zheng Kai, Cheney Chen, Huang Xuan, Andy Lau
During the Song dynasty, a few miles north of the Great Wall, William, Tovar, and three other survivors from a European mercenary group searching for black powder are pursued by Khitan bandits. Upon escaping they seek refuge in a cave, but are attacked by a shadowy monster, leaving only William and Tovar alive, the former having slashed off the monster's hand. The next day, they stumble upon the Great Wall and are taken prisoner by Chinese soldiers, who are led by General Shao, General Lin, and Strategist Wang. The officers have been preparing for a monster invasion which happens once every sixty years. However, they are frightened upon seeing the monster's hand, identified as a member of the Taotie species, as they believed the invasion was still weeks away.