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Great Wall filming continues
  • All is quiet as Great Wall continues to film in Qingdao. Photos with fans are available in the comments section of the previous post. The Martian's first trailer is rumored to be out in a few weeks, but that is not confirmed.

  • A cute quote about Matt from actor Jeff Hiller via this tumblr post.

    "I had a huge crush on [Matt Damon] since Talented Mr Ripley. And when I met him on set, he was just a really sort of nice, boring guy who talked about his kids and baseball all the time. I was like, oh, he's just a dad."
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 15th, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)


    The Mad Max production designer is also working on Great Wall and mentions the film in an interview:

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 20th, 2015 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    Great Wall

    Reference to filming:

    Mad Max designer in Chinese film
    Shooting Mad Max: Fury Road in Namibia was clearly not exotic enough for production designer Colin Gibson. He is just back from shooting the American epic The Great Wall with Matt Damon in China. Set in the 15th century and directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of the Flying Daggers), it covers what Gibson says is "the real reason they built the Great Wall". The plot has an elite force of soldiers making a last stand for humanity against mythical creatures on one of the world's most iconic structures. "China is fantastic," Gibson says. "It's not just the place for the next biggest audiences; I think it's going to be the place for a lot more fertile co-productions."

    Edited at 2015-05-20 11:07 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 21st, 2015 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    fan made Poster http://s27.postimg.org/f45b3pd9d/sdfs.jpg
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 23rd, 2015 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Love this poster! Very well done.
    Here a pic after an interview in Hong-Kong (probably):
    Look at the nice hair: not a wick protruding outside
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 23rd, 2015 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Thanks B. Pedro posted a photo from Hong Kong yesterday so I wondered if they were back. Early promotion?

    From the journo:
    about one of his forthcoming films for a print publication in India. Will send you a link as and when that's published in India. He is great to talk to.

    Edited at 2015-05-23 11:50 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 23rd, 2015 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Indie wire has this photo up and story up - it's a beauty, but a bit more serious in tone than I would have expected.


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 23rd, 2015 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 23rd, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Empire, excellent! Is there an accompanying story or any more photos? It's an absolutely gorgeous and clever shot, with the Martian landscape reflected in the visor. I would say I'm getting even more excited about The Martian, but you would all know I'm lying, because I can't get any more excited! My excitement pedal is already to pressed to the floor. :-)

    Hope the report about Vikander is just typical agent hype. Don't like the idea of a Bourne movie hiring whoever happens to be the latest starlet.


    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 23rd, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    May also be from Empire:


    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 24th, 2015 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Here's the Empire article, together with a great photo we haven't seen yet of Watney gazing out at Mars. It says more information will be in the edition which goes on sale May 27.


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 24th, 2015 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Thanks Paula!
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: May 24th, 2015 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Great photos! Getting very excited :)
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