Sahifa fully responsive WordPress News, Magazine, Newspaper, and blog ThemeForest one of the most versatile website themes in the world.

Forthcoming action epic “The Great Wall” ignored common safety practices and exposed star Matt Damon and crew to unregulated chemicals and pollution during production, a new report says.

The flagship film of Dalian Wanda’s $3.5 billion acquisition Legendary East was shot exclusively in China, where Beijing’s well-known pollution problem affected its marquee star, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“How do I look Matt Damon in the face when he’s the only one not wearing a mask?” an unnamed producer said of the protective gear most commonly used stateside for medical procedures.

More serious, however, are the report’s accusations of chemical exposure and lax policies regarding set construction on the $150 million film.

“You had to be a policeman,” said the film’s key grip Guy Michelett about the vigilance required on set, adding that harnesses were routinely ignored when climbing scaffolding to rig lights.

An individual close to the production told TheWrap that Michelett was not employed when shooting on “The Great Wall” commenced. It’s unclear if he was only contracted for pre-production. Michelett did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

“I nearly passed out from the fumes that came out of a spray can,” another crew member told the WSJ of the use of a chemical sealant banned on other sets.

Representatives for Dalian Wanda and Legendary East declined TheWrap’s request for comment. Damon’s reps did not immediately return a similar request.

The reported absence of these standard safety practices flies in the face of what Wanda has been trumpeting for more than a year — that it’s here to take Hollywood into the future.

The majority of “The Great Wall” was shot in China’s Qingdao region, where Wanda is building an $8.2 billion, 408-acre mega studio which will include a resort, theme park and a 5,300-seat cinema complex.

Wanda Studios Qingdao will bring standards on par with the U.S. Government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration when its facilities open, an individual who works closely with WSQ said. It’s a top priority for Wanda Special Advisor and former AMPAS President Hawk Koch, the insider added.

While the complex isn’t slated for completion until 2018, an unveiling event in Los Angeles last October revealed film productions would hit the WSQ stages as early as Q1 2017, beginning with the John Boyega action sequel “Pacific Rim: Uprising.”

The company is actively trying to lure productions to the new facility with a staggering 40 percent tax rebate and a state-of-the-art experience. They’re also pledging $750 million in production funding over the next five years.

The Zhang Yimou-directed film’s problems did not end when cameras stopped rolling. An early teaser for the project did not sit well with Asian activist groups who perceived Damon’s character as a “white savior.” He plays a European hit man who fights alongside the Chinese to protect the Great Wall from CGI monsters.

The film is considered the most expensive co-financed project in the short history of Hollywood and China’s physical production dealings. Backers include Universal Pictures, Le Vision and China Film Group.

“The Great Wall” opens in North America on Feb. 17.

December 16, 2016
chinahollywood-8d188f9f1f8d52ab0d72eb93bdb0de6726c007a1

Matt Damon, ‘Great Wall’ Crew Exposed to Banned Chemicals, Dangerous Conditions on Set (Report)

Forthcoming action epic “The Great Wall” ignored common safety practices and exposed star Matt Damon and crew to unregulated chemicals and pollution during production, a new report says. The flagship film of […]
December 16, 2016
reese-witherspoon-baby2baby-holiday-party-guests-children-1b1a15152f11de391e16406b1cd0a77e16837cd8

Reese Witherspoon Shares Her Holiday Plans and How She Really Feels About Mommy Shaming

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 12: Reese Witherspoon attends Tiny Prints Presents The Baby2Baby Snow Day at The Grove on December 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, […]
December 16, 2016
0eda11155d803dae02d8e397ecd81dfec4909d0b-e534feaf27b7747882c086fa0f393cc0fe48c373

Why Michael Caine Decided To Do The Muppet Christmas Carol

With Christmas quickly approaching, the time has some where many families cuddle up on the couch and watch their favorite holiday movie. One of the most […]
December 16, 2016
feedlogo2.v2014_05_09_134122-6f6b1270ec139df1e230238b81d2d35f10c96473

Booker T Guarantees He’s Going To Win Houston Mayor Race (VIDEO)

EXCLUSIVE Add future Houston Mayor to WWE legend Booker T‘s accomplishments … ’cause the HOF wrestler tells TMZ Sports he’s running for mayor, and there’s no doubt […]
December 16, 2016
207561499f7bed354c5dbbe23e42c6f9dd643105-1bb97aaedde393093df3422682ced7ab601d57e6

Julia Roberts Is Finally Getting Her Own TV Show, Get The Details

9 minutes ago Julia Roberts has been giving audiences reasons to laugh, cry and [all other emotional reactions] for decades now, but the only place it […]
December 16, 2016
5f1ef76b9a06fdc3659fa6a8b8337e7de934d3b3-944dcc5b6076a3aef54694bcfe9c441cb3fbc8cf

How Many Assassin’s Creed Movies Michael Fassbender Thinks They Will Make

Any film that costs a studio somewhere between $130 and $200 million to make is going to require some sequels. Hopefully. If the first movie loses […]
December 16, 2016
lostinlondon-woodyharrelson-police-700x416-24c18f482e0ed23eae09b8c4865e2880b39e833b

Woody Harrelson Will Shoot the World’s First Live Movie in One Single Take

When it comes to movies, there are a variety of ways to experience them. You can head to theaters to catch one on the big screen, […]
December 16, 2016
NEMDrZtcNBQTQV_1_25-15f3c1da2a265e6c12ea62f46c5e0d3c207a1aed

12 Rogue One Scenes Missing from the Movie

The trailers and TV spots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may reveal more about the much talked about reshoots than any of the news […]
December 16, 2016
homeland_s05_cast-88a912ab3ccbe53af5f4b1687498e04564ef78bf

Latest ‘Homeland’ Season 6 Trailer Teases Quinn’s Return

Rupert Friend makes voiceover cameo after being M.I.A. from the first spot. read more
December 16, 2016
1216-jesse-muniz-instagram-4-bef966ec85ee432f1bc15466785a108df0cef3c8

Beyonce Performs at Company Holiday Party (PHOTO + VIDEO)

Exclusive Details Beyoncé threw her management company’s holiday party, and it looks like staffers got a fresh batch of lemonade while watching their boss do her […]
December 16, 2016
StyleBracket-Round9.169b-1d561115e9958af9865ed3dd94078b5367127a2e

GQ’s Most Stylish Man Showdown 2016: Only 4 Men Remain

11 minutes ago Will the unstoppable tennis pro take out 2016’s ultimate menswear maverick? Who’s better at putting on a suit, Edgar Ramirez or Tom Hiddleston? […]
December 16, 2016
joe-jonas-sophie-turner-loves-girlfriend-lead-9ffbe1945c65eaf075a6e0f4f2fb1450f6517f64

Joe Jonas ‘Loves’ Independent GF Sophie Turner & Here’s Why You Should Too

FameFlyNet It looks like Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner may have dropped the ‘L’ word! Joe ‘loves’ the actress so much because she pays her own […]
December 16, 2016
NEwjRe4HJVwsAx_1_1-26c98e954fea0450adfc4a11805bd904d0b86526

Han Solo Movie Begins Shooting in February 2017

The long wait for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally over. As of last night, fans all over the world started packing into theaters […]
December 16, 2016
gold-main-art-final-3396a6c731178490309684539433a8888bac7653

Matthew McConaughey Chases The Most Fleeting Of Dreams In New Trailer For Gold

x [embedded content] Kenny Wells has a dream. It’s not your typical fantasy – for instance, it doesn’t involve a better career or the perfect partner […]
December 16, 2016
MichaelandAlfie-499930ffd435e0a8306b060ac6d61fe280aa31d5

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe top UK album chart

In what has been one of the most incredible successes of the year, Michael and Alfie’s album, ‘Together’ goes to Number 1 in the UK Official […]
December 16, 2016
big-bang-theory-spoilers-bernadette-has-her-baby-07ec3542e2e6b84ca9fa6fcde0f15bd06a2370de

Leaving Netflix in January 2017 – Here’s the Full List!

Sadly, Netflix is getting ready to retire some of the titles from its streaming library and you only have a couple weeks left to watch some […]
December 16, 2016
john-ramsey-patsy-ramsey-cd5138e6-1e12-4ddf-a029-a620021e7818-87b2ca24a1964e7515bdf61388629c7175fb99fa

JonBenet Ramsey Grand Juror to Speak Out in New ’20/20’ Special: ‘I Highly Suspect I Do’ Know Who Killed Her

A grand juror who has seen all the evidence prosecutors presented related to the murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is speaking out in a […]
December 16, 2016
1216-osa-masina-twitter-3-00797bd0c50ade2ef2878538b67fb69f2e3c496f

Ex-USC Football Player Pleads Not Guilty To Rape And Sodomy

Breaking News Ex-USC linebacker Osa Masina — who was kicked off the football team after he allegedly raped a girl — has pled not guilty to […]
December 16, 2016
617f8329224f52491a6b1c00b2a6a4e4f3c4b767-667a7454a771704148184475cdf71f9b22629273

Could A Young Luke Skywalker Movie Actually Happen?

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters today, and expected to do very well, speculation is already beginning on what other standalone films might […]
December 16, 2016
feedlogo2.v2014_05_09_134122-6f6b1270ec139df1e230238b81d2d35f10c96473

Ex-Miss USA Lu Parker Cuts Deal for LAX Petty Theft

11:50 AM PT — Robert Shapiro tells TMZ: “The earbuds were left behind in a canister and Mrs. Parker had no intention of doing anything but […]
December 16, 2016
5d6925b83924a1c9b00d7390b2d00388848e621c-f350490ec827dafcf32b8c0eddb1c75ee51ce9da

One Flash Character Who’s Probably Getting A New Look Soon

One of the best things about life as a superhero is that you get to wear some truly kickass threads. Green Arrow has his hoods, the […]
December 16, 2016
Going-in-Style-620x306-7bbf8c75e43c0f6a92db02cbc3703312fa11bc3e

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin Plan a Heist in Trailer for ‘Going in Style’

After breaking Kickstarter records with his scrappy drama Wish I Was Here, and ruffling a few feathers in the process, Zach Braff is back in the director’s […]
December 16, 2016
PHbyMIDjjpYRff_1_l-cf026d15d615cd53ff7ce8d2fa729959f188bce8

Going in Style Trailer: Freeman & Caine Plan the Heist of a Lifetime

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and poster for their remake of the 1979 classic Going in Style, which is set for release on April […]
December 16, 2016
GettyImages-487226504.original-e9d35c3d3e85ef6c437879146239cbdc0d627196

‘DuckTales’: David Tennant To Voice Scrooge McDuck In Disney Reboot

Disney’s new version of the 1980s animated series “DuckTales” is getting a cast worth quacking about, including a former Doctor Who. Disney said Friday that David […]
December 16, 2016
caa591211f28e336496b8373f30878aabdcd6dba-e838789f7daa3f45ea5c0261a9a884510b8258ab

Rogue One Scenes That Were In The Trailers, But Not In The Movie

The following story is LOADED with spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so STOP reading now if you have yet to see the film, […]
December 16, 2016
new09-7aa5719056caa91ea56a3fb0a04dd9605433e588

6 Problems Critics Have With ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is mostly being praised by critics, with a 85 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes — however, there are still […]
December 16, 2016
ivanka-trump-zoom-94bc099d-6f58-48ed-9e0f-81a150c47cd7-58116a8d3a8a645b6fd2c2448f996f00e4f1d736

Michelle Obama: ‘We’re Feeling What Not Having Hope Feels Like’ Post-Election

Is Ivanka Trump Getting the First Lady’s White House Office? ‘Vanity Fair’ Skewers Trump Grill in Scathing Review, Trump Reacts John Legend: Kanye’s Meeting With Trump […]
December 16, 2016
American-Honey-620x382-e2dbf0bfe94e3a49dd985adf15d52bea87d85839

New to Streaming: ‘American Honey,’ ‘Little Men,’ ‘Barry,’ ‘Fireworks Wednesday,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight […]
December 16, 2016
GettyImages-629946968.max-500x500-8dd356e053bc06d0444bf6e0c73836db865c0de2

Michelle Obama Hosts ‘Hidden Figures’ Screening At White House

Michelle Obama says the movie “Hidden Figures” shows how diversity helps move the country forward. The first lady commented at a White House screening of the […]
December 16, 2016
rogue-one-missing-footage-700x366-c1d99afb0bb11437f321269dc86ec195b823c9d0

What the ‘Rogue One’ Missing Trailer Footage Tell Us About the Reshoots

The shot above is not from the version of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that you’ll see in theaters. It’s no secret that Rogue One […]
December 16, 2016
ladies-gift-guide-lede-ca6953ac7b4c58d6e26f48aa209a3bd923ec362b

50 Holiday Gift Ideas She Actually Wants This Year

Westerlind $78, available at westerlindoutdoor.com Burberry $3,995 available at burberry.com Gant $115, available at gant.com Karen Mabon $165, available at anthropologie.com Cos $225, available at cosstores.com […]
December 16, 2016
feedlogo2.v2014_05_09_134122-6f6b1270ec139df1e230238b81d2d35f10c96473

Prince Fielder Goes All-In For Lap Dance Contest (VIDEO)

EXCLUSIVE What does Prince Fielder do now that his baseball playing days are over? Give lap dances, of course!! The former home run machine competed in a lap […]
December 16, 2016
lin-manuel-miranda-a1805e1a4055e0c275e3d451b22f9b8aed623796

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Vivo To Sony Animation

There’s a reason why undeniably talented people like Lin-Manuel Miranda seem to suddenly burst into the social consciousness while being exceedingly prolific with the art they […]
December 16, 2016
70f060296c734c96733ad0eab700f165cbcb66d0-a190be02c4984d33c6b5ec08e130410fcb0b7a78

When The Han Solo Movie Will Start Filming

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story officially in theaters – and creating a ton of buzz along the way – we must now set our […]
December 16, 2016
The-Incredibles-2-e4c2127cd57fe6afde6b399011f96755752a6d7a

The Incredibles 2: Samuel L. Jackson Begins Recording VO For Brad Bird Sequel

It’s about to go down, folks. Samuel L. Jackson, who so brilliantly brought the ice-cool Lucius/Frozone to life more than 12 years ago, is officially back […]
Prev page
1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495969798991001011021031041051061071081091101111121131141151161171181191201211221231241251261271281291301311321331341351361371381391401411421431441451461471481491501511521531541551561571581591601611621631641651661671681691701711721731741751761771781791801811821831841851861871881891901911921931941951961971981992002012022032042052062072082092102112122132142152162172182192202212222232242252262272282292302312322332342352362372382392402412422432442452462472482492502512522532542552562572582592602612622632642652662672682692702712722732742752762772782792802812822832842852862872882892902912922932942952962972982993003013023033043053063073083093103113123133143153163173183193203213223233243253263273283293303313323333343353363373383393403413423433443453463473483493503513523533543553563573583593603613623633643653663673683693703713723733743753763773783793803813823833843853863873883893903913923933943953963973983994004014024034044054064074084094104114124134144154164174184194204214224234244254264274284294304314324334344354364374384394404414424434444454464474484494504514524534544554564574584594604614624634644654664674684694704714724734744754764774784794804814824834844854864874884894904914924934944954964974984995005015025035045055065075085095105115125135145155165175185195205215225235245255265275285295305315325335345355365375385395405415425435445455465475485495505515525535545555565575585595605615625635645655665675685695705715725735745755765775785795805815825835845855865875885895905915925935945955965975985996006016026036046056066076086096106116126136146156166176186196206216226236246256266276286296306316326336346356366376386396406416426436446456466476486496506516526536546556566576586596606616626636646656666676686696706716726736746756766776786796806816826836846856866876886896906916926936946956966976986997007017027037047057067077087097107117127137147157167177187197207217227237247257267277287297307317327337347357367377387397407417427437447457467477487497507517527537547557567577587597607617627637647657667677687697707717727737747757767777787797807817827837847857867877887897907917927937947957967977987998008018028038048058068078088098108118128138148158168178188198208218228238248258268278288298308318328338348358368378388398408418428438448458468478488498508518528538548558568578588598608618628638648658668678688698708718728738748758768778788798808818828838848858868878888898908918928938948958968978988999009019029039049059069079089099109119129139149159169179189199209219229239249259269279289299309319329339349359369379389399409419429439449459469479489499509519529539549559569579589599609619629639649659669679689699709719729739749759769779789799809819829839849859869879889899909919929939949959969979989991000100110021003100410051006100710081009101010111012101310141015101610171018101910201021102210231024102510261027102810291030103110321033103410351036103710381039104010411042104310441045104610471048104910501051105210531054105510561057105810591060106110621063106410651066106710681069107010711072107310741075107610771078107910801081108210831084108510861087108810891090109110921093109410951096109710981099110011011102110311041105110611071108110911101111111211131114111511161117111811191120112111221123112411251126112711281129113011311132113311341135113611371138113911401141114211431144114511461147114811491150115111521153115411551156115711581159116011611162116311641165116611671168116911701171117211731174117511761177117811791180118111821183118411851186118711881189119011911192119311941195119611971198119912001201120212031204120512061207120812091210121112121213121412151216121712181219122012211222122312241225122612271228122912301231123212331234123512361237123812391240124112421243124412451246124712481249125012511252125312541255125612571258125912601261126212631264126512661267126812691270127112721273127412751276127712781279128012811282128312841285128612871288128912901291129212931294129512961297129812991300130113021303130413051306130713081309131013111312131313141315131613171318131913201321132213231324132513261327132813291330133113321333133413351336133713381339134013411342134313441345134613471348134913501351135213531354135513561357135813591360136113621363136413651366136713681369137013711372137313741375137613771378137913801381138213831384138513861387138813891390139113921393139413951396139713981399140014011402140314041405140614071408140914101411141214131414141514161417141814191420142114221423
Next page