The last decade we’ve watched some actor become unexpected action heroes. Most of them have been great with Charlize Theron on of those successes, now she’s returning to the action genre. Later this Summer she will become an immortal warrior in The Old Guard.
The action flick is based on a graphic novel created by Greg Rucka, with Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) directing. Theron will play Andromache of Scythia, an ancient being living in our present day who protects the innocent with her squad of immortal vigilantes.
Netflix will be releasing this film (alongside Atomic Blonde sequel), and they have released the first look images from the film…
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.