Zhang Yimou is directing Legendary’s 3D movie, which will be released by Universal
Legendary’s “The Great Wall” has moved from Nov. 23, 2016, to Feb. 17, 2017, it was announced Thursday by Universal Pictures, which will release the 3D movie.
The film follows an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.
“The Great Wall” is the largest film ever shot in entirely in China, and serves as Yimou’s English-language debut.
The new release date means “The Great Wall” will now square off against Sony’s “Bad Boys 3” and 20th Century Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.” It was originally slated to compete against Disney’s “Moana,” “Bad Santa 2” and a Robert Zemeckis movie starring Brad Pitt, not to mention the second weekend of the “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”