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ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou(now ArtofVfx coverage!)

PostPosted:Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:20 am
by ShaneP
ILM is working with Zhang Yimou on a fantasy film centered around a group of warriors sent to protect a kingdom under attack by mythical monsters. The film will have the largest budget of a Chinese production to date: $150 million USD.

Film will feature Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal(many fans of Game of Thrones will remember him in his small but memorable role in Season 4) as warriors who battle mythical monsters that threaten the Han kingdom.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/en ... tml#page=1

The film is set for release later next year.

Zhang Yimou and ILM are working together on a film. :cheers:

Re: ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou

PostPosted:Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:03 am
by TylerMirage
Sounds pretty awesome!

Re: ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou

PostPosted:Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:41 pm
by vfx fan
Man, what isn't ILM working on these days? This is the 1980s and 90s all over again!

Re: ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou

PostPosted:Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:47 am
by ShaneP
I agree with the abundance of work for ILM right now. One of the things that's seemed to help is the certainty of a certain amount of work scheduled long-term with the new Star Wars films.

The thing I like about them working with Zhang Yimou is the guy is a true master of cinema. He understands how to write a great story and he helped make Gong Li a star in Asia years ago.

To get a sense of his style and filmmaking, watch:

Raise the Red Lantern
To Live
Hero


This is also Yimou's first English language film.

But I agree that it seems like ILM is working on something for everyone right now. You have the big franchise films form Star Wars and Marvel and then films made by Inarritu, Yimou and Scorsese.

Now if only Peter Weir or Bernardo Bertolucci would make some films and hire ILM, I would jump on my bed like a 5 year old monkey. :mrgreen:

Re: ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou

PostPosted:Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:55 pm
by ShaneP
New trailer with plenty of nice sweeping Yimou shots and some ILM Singapore vfx!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVw9YdP1O-0

Film also has vfx by Hybride and Animal Logic.

Re: ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou(now first trailer!)

PostPosted:Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:37 pm
by ShaneP
Second Trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av85pHZcncE

8)

Vfx by ILM Singapore, Base, Hybride and Animal Logic.

Re: ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou(now SECOND trailer!)

PostPosted:Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:14 pm
by ShaneP
ArtofVfx talks to Samir Hoon about the film:

http://www.artofvfx.com/the-great-wall- ... ght-magic/

Re: ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou(now ArtofVfx coverage!)

PostPosted:Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:37 am
by ShaneP
AWN talks to Hoon about the numerous challenges making this film, including changes to locations while production was underway and well into post.

As reported when ILM was first awarded this show, Singapore was the for the vfx production.

http://www.awn.com/vfxworld/ilm-singapo ... great-wall