'The Old Guard' Teaser: Charlize Theron has been an immortal warrior for generations, but now she's in trouble
She was born thousands of years ago and has been through generations
Considering the film industry is on an indefinite pause owing to the pandemic, fans are just surviving on all the streaming platforms for the moment. On May 7, Netflix gave an insight into their upcoming projects in a big way, with a first look at the Charlize Theron-led adaptation of 'The Old Guard'. Apart from that, the streaming platform also shared a brief teaser, which explains a little about Theron's character, Andy. In the teaser, there is a montage of photos of people and the narrator says he has finally learnt the secret about them — they're immortal.
The Old Guard was created by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. In the comic, we are introduced to Andromache of Scythia, a woman who is seemingly immortal, and just can't seem to die, even with the most fatal of wounds. Her name literally means "Man-Fighter" or "Battler Of Men". Andy has met others like her and realized that at some point death will come for them, with no warning and no apparent explanation. Why did that arrow, bullet or stone kill them, when nothing else didn't?
She was born thousands of years ago and has been through generations. "It was important to feel the weight of thousands and thousands of years on her," Theron told Vanity Fair. "The worst part for her is just feeling like she’s not doing anything. So what is the point, you know? She’s lost faith, not just in herself but in humanity. I think a lot of people can relate to that at this moment in time. We go through periods in life where we just look at the world and go, oh my God… You just feel like you’re pushing a rock up a mountain."
Others like her, are exhausted and weary with this immortality. Nevertheless, together, they work as a small mercenary group. They have managed to keep their existence discreet for ages, but it's the era of technology, and soon, they find there's a threat to their existence, especially when the discovery of a new immortal, a woman serving in the Marines, forces them out into action when an organization with deadly intent is waiting to capture their deeds on camera.
The cast of 'The Old Guard' also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor ('Doctor Strange'), Marwan Kenzari ('Aladdin') and Kiki Layne ('If Beale Street Could Talk'). The film is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood ('Cloak & Dagger', 'Beyond the Lights').
The film will release on Netflix on July 10.