Ahead of “The Great Wall’s” release in theaters in February 2017, audiences will get the chance to learn more about the film’s backstory by way of a new prequel graphic novel, released by Legendary Comics. The hardcover collection features a new story by writer Arvid Nelson and artist Gian Fernando, as well as a cover from legendary artist Whilce Portacio.
Set 60 years before the events of “The Great Wall,” the prequel OGN — titled “The Last Survivor” — tells the story of young Bao as he joins the Nameless Order and strives to protect Ancient China from ferocious monsters and cunning enemies.
The film stars The largest film ever shot entirely in China, it stars Damon as a mercenary imprisoned within the Great Wall who discovers the mystery behind one of the great wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront this unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.
Directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau, “The Great Wall” arrives Feb. 17, 2017, from Legendary Pictures.
Title: The Great Wall: Last Survivor
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Artist: Gian Fernando
128 Page Hardcover graphic novel and Ebook
Release Date: 1/24/17
Cover image attached
What if an army was created to defend our world from an enemy so dangerous, its very existence must be kept a secret? Built to keep out the ferocious Tao Tei, The Great Wall is the most powerful defensive structure ever built; but it is the heroes within that make the wall great:The Nameless Order. Set sixty years prior to the film, in the mysterious lands of ancient China, tragedy forces young Bao into joining The Nameless Order and upholding the corps’ four principles: Discipline, Loyalty, Secrecy, and Sacrifice. Challenged by rivals, haunted by his past, and tested by desires, Bao spends his life preparing for one singular moment: when he will have to defend the world from ferocious monsters that have come to devour us all.
An original graphic novel inspired by the major motion picture The Great Wall from Legendary, Universal Pictures, China Film Co., Ltd and Le Vision Pictures, directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) and starring Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe. The Great Wall: Last Survivor is written by Arvid Nelson (Rex Mundi) with art by Gian Fernando (13 Legends). The cover art is by Whilce Portacio.
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