It was reported last week that Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Henry Cavill (Superman: Man Of Steel) and Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) in The Great Wall, to be directed by Ed Zwick (About Last Night, Blood Diamond). We can also add that there’s strong interest in casting “True Blood” hunk Alexander Skarsgard, although no offers have been made.
It was originally reports that the pic is set in 15th century China and 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.
Bloody did the usual digging and scored some more information! In some exclusive inside info we can report 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. We’ve added images below.