‘The Great Wall’ to hit Indian screens on February 3

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon’s 3D action-thriller “The Great Wall” is set to release in India on February 3.

The Zhang Yimou directorial will be released in the country by Universal Pictures India, read a statement by the studio.

“The Great Wall” also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe.

In the film, Damon stars as William Garin, a battle-scarred mercenary and master archer taken captive by a secret army of elite warriors known as The Nameless Order. In a vast military outpost called the Fortress City, they fight to protect humanity from supernatural forces upon one of the greatest defensive structures – The Great Wall of China.

On his journey, Garin is joined by Pedro Pascal as his sword-wielding sidekick, Pero Tovar, a tough, wise-cracking Spaniard who has become a brother-in-arms to Garin; and Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe as Ballard, a prisoner inside the fortress who plans his escape from his long-time captors.

The action-fantasy marks Yimou’s first English language production.