This is the China-set epic that Legendary Pictures principal Thomas Tull has been trying to mount for the past several years. Scripted by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, the film was going to shoot last year and give Legendary a foothold into the China market, at the time with Ed Zwick helming. While Zwick went as far as casting Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker, it just didn’t get over the wall that time (..)
The Great Wall reveals the mystery behind why the Great Wall was built, and the secrets that are kept under its stone structure. The film will be produced by Thomas Tull, Chuck Roven, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner.
We would have LOVED to have seen Zwick's version, that had Henry traveling through 15th century China as a British soldier. But had Henry filmed that project last year, he likely wouldn't have been available to do The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - and we can't even imagine that thought.. *gasp*
So go ahead Matt Damon aka Batman's BFF, take The Great Wall. We'll keep Solo, because we know he'll shine in that U.N.C.L.E. role come August 14, 2015. And then he'll kick your buddy's butt a few months later.