The Old Guard is coming to Netflix tomorrow. The film, based on the comic series by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, stars Charlize Theron as Andy, who leads a team of undying soldiers who protect the mortal world. Rucka wrote the script for the adaptation himself. Joining the squad with Theron are Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Gina Prince-Bythewood handles the director's duties. The streamer debuted the final trailer for the film last week, featuring Theron kicking ass and taking names. Today they posted a cool behind the scenes look at the cast going through combat training, which you can see below.
Hopefully, The Old Guard Is Good
"Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have 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. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (LOVE & BASKETBALL, BEYOND THE LIGHTS), THE OLD GUARD is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks."
Like myself, Netflix has high hopes for The Old Guard. They have a ton of original films releasing over the next few months, all potential franchise starters. They both need and desperately want film franchises to blossom, and I am sure high on that list would be one starring Theron. We shall all find out tomorrow.