Before the trailer comes online this Thursday, Netflix has provided us with The Old Guard poster, which you can view below. Launching on the streaming service on July 10, the movie is based on the graphic novel series by Greg Rucka and Illustrated by Leandro Fernandez.
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.
The cast includes Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica Ngo, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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 screenplay was written by Rucka. The producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Charlize Theron, AJ Dix, Beth Kono, and Marc Evans.
You can read the first issue of The Old Guard online for free at Image Comics. It’s officially described as follows:
Eisner-winning writer Greg Rucka (Lazarus, Black Magick, Wonder Woman) and critically acclaimed artist Leandro Fernández (The Discipline, Deadpool, Punisher: MAX) team up together to introduce The Old Guard, the story of old soldiers who never die…and yet cannot seem to fade away.
Trapped in an immortality without explanation, Andromache of Scythia—“Andy”—and her comrades ply their trade for those who can find—and aff ord—their services. But in the 21st century, immortality is a hard secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates worse than death.
You can view The Old Guard poster below and we’ve included a motion version as well. Let us know if you’re going to watch the movie in the comments.