Netflix has released the first trailer for its adaptation of Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez’s graphic novel The Old Guard, which introduces viewers to Charlize Theron and her elite squad of mercenaries with special abilities.
We’re introduced to Theron’s Andy, who leads the covert group of mercenaries who can’t be killed. They recruit Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest member to their ranks. Together, they must stop a new threat that is looking to weaponize their ability to never die.
The synopsis of the film looks like this – 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.
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and co-produced with Skydance Media, The Old Guard stars Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, with Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film will be available to stream on Netflix July 10.