Published on February 7th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby0
Exclusive: Behind the scenes of Matt Damon’s ‘The Great Wall’ with Director Zhang Yimou
The Great Wall is Legendary and Universal Pictures’ largest-ever production in China, which brings to life traditions, legends and culture of the Song Dynasty in a star-studded performance. The film, born from the creative genius of director Zhang Yimou, aims to display the rich Chinese heritage to the eyes of the world by exploring one of the most vibrant moments in the history of the Nation.
CHINESE FILMMAKER ZHANG YIMOU AIMS TO BRIDGE THE CULTURAL DISTANCE TO ASIA WITH THE GREAT WALL FILM, HIS AMBITIOUS HISTORICAL PROJECT STARRING MATT DAMON.
Zhang Yimou, who had been previously applauded internationally for directing prize-winning films such as Hero, Raise the Red Lantern and House of Flying Daggers, is now set on bridging the gap between foreign cultures and China. In this behind-the-scenes film, Mr Yimou is keen to showcase the beauty of his homeland and in particular, touches on Beijing as a unique and inspirational city where ancient and old elements intertwine within its every element. The crew, who was based in the Peninsula Beijing Hotel while filming, could experience this one of a kind interchange of old and new traditions and many foreign actors developed a fascination for the Chinese culture.