Bourne 5 isn't the only movie Matt Damon is interested in at the moment. He is also eyeing a role in the upcoming drama The Great Wall, which offers a history lesson on how and why the Great Wall of China was built.

Yimou Zhang is set to direct the film, which Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull has been attempting to get off the ground for years now. Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro wrote the script.

The Great Wall will reveal the mystery behind why the Great Wall of China was built, and the secrets that are kept under its stone structure.

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The Great Wall was set to shoot last year, which would have given Legendary a foothold in the Chinese market. At that time, Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai) was going to direct, with Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker set to star, but the project fell apart.

Matt Damon will next appear in The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott. Scheduling complications may keep him from signing on for The Great Wall. The actor nearly worked with Yimou Zhang on The Flowers of War, but Christian Bale eventually took the part.

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