The Red Viper bounces back quick after a gruesome and painful death. According to TheWrap, Pedro Pascal is currently in talks to join a film by Chinese director Zhang Yimou about the famous Great Wall of China. The film is currently untitled, but it has Matt Damon attached to it, so whatever the conflict is, Jason Bourne and Oberyn Martell will be on the case.
The screenwriter of the Bourne saga, Tony Gilroy, also wrote the screenplay for this film. (All that’s missing now is some shaky-cam, free-running stunts and we have the genuine next Bourne film on our hands.) Pascal is just the latest in a line of actors who have been attached to the project, which was initially to be directed by Ed Zwick. It’s probably good that the project is in Zhang Yimou’s hands, though. Yimou has directed a number of great films, particularly 2002’s Hero (a Rashomon-style film starring Jet Li set in in the Warring States era of China’s history), and was also the director of the Beijing Olympics’s opening ceremonies.
The film is set to open sometime in 2016. In the meantime, Pascal is still currently attached to MGM’s Ben-Hur remake, so no matter how many films he ends up taking, Dorne’s adventurous prince won’t be leaving our screens anytime soon.