“I was born into battle,” Matt Damon’s as-yet-unnamed character says in the trailer for next year’s The Great Wall, the action-adventure flick about a creature (or maybe creatures?) bedeviling the miles-long Great Wall of China. And as the first glimpse of this super-pricey epic demonstrates, Damon will indeed be getting into all kinds of far-flung, high-altitude trouble here, as his arrow-equipped warrior and hundreds of soldiers take on a beast living in the foggy region below the Great Wall. Directed by acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers, Hero), The Great Wall represents a huge gamble for Legendary Pictures, which helped finance this English-language 3D extravaganza. Will Damon’s archery-savvy hero make the monster quiver? We’ll find out when The Great Wall opens in February.
Pause at: 0:45, when a quickly-glimpsed creature yanks a hapless solider off the wall.