Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne in “The Old Guard”| Official Trailer, Poster and First Images

Posted on May 21, 2020

We seem to be saying this exact phrase in response to so many previews lately, but …

 

 

Sure. Okay. Why not?

 

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.

It all looks kind of bog-standard for an action film, but we suppose the current atmosphere has us willing to give any old thing a shot. Besides. Charlize is great at this sort of stuff and Gina Prince-Bythewood is an interesting director who might have something new to say.

 

 

But this is yet another project that would have spawned several weeks of red carpet coverage for us. Sigh.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Netflix]

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