Watch: Epic 9-Minute Trailer for ‘The Great Wall’

Zhang Yimou's Fantasy Epic

Legendary Pictures, now owned by Chinese investors, have dropped an extended 9-minute trailer for Zhang Yimou‘s fantasy epic, The Great Wall.

This latest preview features a good dash of new footage and spends six minutes in the middle introducing each of the main cast members in separate character profiles.

Matt Damon headlines the visionary tale as a legendary warrior that joins an elite defense force to stop a monstrous threat to China’s most iconic landmark. The supporting cast includes Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Tian Jing, Eddie Peng, Numan Acar, Han Lu, Kenny Lin, and Zhang Hanyu.

Zhang Yimou’s fantasy blockbuster opens domestically on December 16, and is set for release in US on February 17, 2017. You can watch the 9-minute trailer below.

Zhang Yimou's Fantasy Epic

The Great Wall cost a reported $135 million and becomes the most expensive movie ever made entirely in China.

Zhang Yimou's Fantasy Epic

Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.