‘The Old Guard’ is Netflix’s latest comic book driven superhero film set for a July 10 release. The film is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and stars Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in prominent roles.
Based on a graphic novel from author Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandez, ‘The Old Guard’ follows four immortal warriors who have secretly protected humanities, fighting in the shadows, for which they have been targeted for their mysterious power to heal themselves, and now fighting to protect their identity and freedom.
Catch the Netflix movie trailer for ‘The Old Guard’
Movie synopsis for ‘The Old Guard’
Forever is harder than it looks. Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die has fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.
‘The Old Guard’ cast and more
Genre: Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights)
Starring: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk), Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave).
Cinematography: Tami Reiker and Barry Ackroyd
Release Date/Year: July 10, 2020 (United States)
It looks like, Netflix is all for turning all the popular comic book characters into movies. Moreover, during this world COVID-19 pandemic, the streaming giant is ready to open the vault.
With ‘The Old Guard’, Charlize Theron is back with yet another powerful female character in an action film. Among her action films, she played Imperator Furiosa in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and also appeared as Cipher, a cyberterrorist, in F. Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious (2017).
If you are wondering about the music in the trailer, that’s MIA – Borders (BREVIS Remix).