The original idea for the film was hatched by Legendary Pictures founder Thomas Tull and World War Z novelist Max Brooks, with Tull handing it over to the China-based Legendary East for production.
Plot details and character identities have not yet been revealed but we’re guessing it all has something to do with a that huge wall in China. You know, the “Great” one.
Having been changed, demolished and rebuilt several times since it was first built to protect the Chinese Empire in the 5th century BC, there’s plenty of history surrounding the structure for the movie team to play with.
Zwick’s last cinematic outing, Love And Other Drugs, is not likely to have provided much preparation for this Chinese action-adventure but with Legendary East on board and Cavill on side, things are looking more promising.
Cavill will next be seen in action thriller The Cold Light Of Day, which gets here on April 6.