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Matt Damon Confirmed To Lead Chinese Monster Movie The Great Wall

12 March 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Legendary has assembled its final shooting cast for the forthcoming historical epic The Great Wall, which promises to be the largest movie production ever to shoot entirely within China. Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe and Game Of ThronesPedro Pascal are all locked in to star alongside a raft of Chinese actors attached to smaller supporting roles.

The Great Wall hails from Zhang Yimou, notable for his standout works House Of Flying Daggers and Hero, who will employ a range of old and new faces for the title. In addition to its leading English-speaking trio, Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Lin Gengxin, Zheng Kai, Chen Xuedong, Huang Xuan and Wang Junkai are set to appear. Newbies Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong will similarly fall in line for a tale of mythic proportions.

The film takes place in 15th century China and revolves around the formation of the titular wall, »

- Gem Seddon

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Matt Damon Leads Cast of Legendary’s ‘The Great Wall’

11 March 2015 4:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe have been confirmed to star in Legendary’s “The Great Wall,” the company announced Wednesday.

Notable Chinese actors Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Lin Gengxin, Zheng Kai, Chen Xuedong, Huang Xuan and Wang Junkai will make up the rest of the cast for the production, which is being positioned as the largest film ever to shoot entirely in China for global distribution.

Newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong will play supporting roles in the film that’s set in 15th century China and revolves around  soldiers in search of gunpowder who happen upon the construction of the massive wall, and learn that its hurried construction isn’t just to keep out the Mongols, but mystical creatures.

Zhang Yimou (“Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers”) will direct from a script by Max Brooks (“World War Z”) that’s based on »

- Marc Graser

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Few Make-up & Hair Stylists Feature Award Recipients Win Oscars for Makeup and Hairstyling

17 February 2015 6:57 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Guardians of the Galaxy all received awards from the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild during its awards ceremony Feb. 14. Both Guardians and Grand Budapest are nominated for the Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling (along with Foxcatcher).

Guardians’ Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou was awarded for contemporary makeup and David White won for special makeup effects. Grand Budapest’s Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell won for best period and/or character makeup, as well as best period and/or character hairstyling. Birdman’s Jerry Popolis and Kat Drazen won for contemporary hairstyling.

Aside from feature films, the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards also recognizes make-up artists and hair stylists for television and new media, as well as television miniseries and made-for-tv movies. The guild first gave out awards in 2000 and continued through 2004 until they stopped for 10 years. The awards were again given out last year. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Willem Dafoe joins Matt Damon in supernatural action pic The Great Wall

13 February 2015 4:11 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been a few years since we've heard anything about The Great Wall, so let me bring you up to speed. The story revolves around that of a group of mercenaries who are traveling to China in an effort to bring gunpowder to Europe. Once there, they come across construction of The Great Wall and before you know it are under attack by mystical beasts. The film was originally written to be directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai, Glory) and star Henry Cavill. Zwick eventually »

- Sean Wist

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There is a red panda samurai warrior comic book on Kickstarter

7 February 2015 11:36 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Here at Shadowlocked, we're fans of crowd-funding projects, as well as anything awesome. And few things say 'just plain awesome' as well as 'red panda samurai comic book'. It's even written by J.S. Skye, who shares his name with one of the best characters on Marvel's Agents of Shield. This project is almost a perfect example of The Lego Movie's song Everything is Awesome.

(Okay, technically samurai warriors had a strange code of honour which seemed to incorporate little regard for human life; the glorification of which hamstrings Ed Zwick's otherwise excellent film The Last Samurai. But let's not quibble. It's a red panda we're talking about. There's no way he's not the hero.)

With the likes of Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2, not to mention Rocket Raccoon from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, now is the perfect time for a red panda samurai warrior comic book. Of course, »

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'Everly' Trailer: Salma Hayek Fights Off Killer Assassins

20 January 2015 12:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If the first trailer released last month didn't have enough action for your liking, then feast your eyes on the second trailer for RADiUS-twc's Everly, starring Salma Hayek. This action-thriller centers on Salma Hayek's title character, who squares off with numerous assassins sent by her ex-boyfriend, a vicious mob boss, while holed up in her apartment, as she tries to save her estranged mother and daughter. The story is entirely set in Everly's apartment, with RADiUS-twc setting a January 23 release on iTunes and VOD, before it hits theaters February 27.

Togo Igawa (The Last Samurai; Memoirs of a Geisha), Masashi Fujimoto (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), Hiroyuki Watanabe, Jennifer Blanc, Caroline Chikezie and Gabriella Wright co-star in Everly. The film is directed by Joe Lynch (Chillerama), based on a concept he created with Yale Hannon, who wrote the screenplay.

Salma Hayek is no stranger to the action genre, having starred in Desperado, »

- MovieWeb

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