Netflix may still be shovelling in all their Extraction pennies from Chris Hemsworth’s massive success, but now a glimpse of their next big star-studded action entry, The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron, has arrived online and they look ever so fancy…and kind of painful.
Adapted from a comic book series from Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, The Old Guard sees Theron take the timeless role of immortal hard nut, Andromache of Scythia or ‘Andy’ for short and those not fussed about titles. Leading a small band of soldiers that share the same unique ability of eternal life, they cross paths with a potential new recruit who shows interesting gifts of her own. The first batch of still appeared from Vanity Fair and you can check them all out below.
The film is being adapted from a script penned by Rucka and directed by Beyond The Lights‘ Gina Prince-Blythewood. Joining in on the action is Matthias Schoenaerts as a former soldier from the Napoleonic war, Luca Marinelli and Marwan Kenzari as enemies-turned-lovers from the Crusades, and Kiki Layne of If Beale Street Could Talk as the team’s newest recruit. Chiwetel Ejiofor will be causing bother for the squad as a CIA operative who has been tracking them, and you can hear him in the snippet recently released from Netflix below.
Keep an eye out for The Old Guard when they attack in force July 10, only on Netflix.