We’ve known for a while Charlize Theron can handle herself in action films. Netflix have released the First Trailer for The Old Guard and further proof she is an bonafide ‘immortal’ action hero.
Forever is harder than it looks as Theron stars as the immortal leader of an elite group of mercenaries. She plays Andy whose job is to protect us mortals from those dangers that lurked in the world. They can’t die but when their existence comes under threat Andy must train a new recruit.
The film is based on a graphic novel created by Greg Rucka. Ticks all the boxes for a action film, the immortal twist gives the film that superhero edge. The trailer showcases the action side of the film, here’s hoping it rises above the previous Netflix action films…
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.
The film also stars Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
The Old Guard is set for release on Netflix UK,Ireland and USA from 10th July.