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The Old Guard Starring Charlize Theron for Netflix Gets a First Look

Netflix’s next big action movie is The Old Guard, and it’s just dropped a teaser video and first-look images for the science fiction film. The movie is based on Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandez’s comic book of the same name that started publishing in 2017.

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Theron plays an immortal warrior named Andy, who leads a group of other immortals that fight for humanity and their own mysterious reasons. The team is suddenly exposed, however, during a mission, and newcomer Nile (Kiki Layne) must fight against an organization that looks to study them and replicate their immortality for money and other nefarious reasons. The film also stars Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, and Van Veronica Ngo, with Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor, whose sultry voice you hear in the above trailer. Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball) directed the action pic.

Netflix describes the film as “gritty, grounded, action-packed” and is probably hoping that the movie will land as big as their last two action films, 6 Underground and Extraction, did. Both those movies generated massive numbers for the streamer, who is chalking up the wins with the rest of Hollywood still shut down and moviegoers having no other place to turn for their big films full of explosions.

The Old Guard will premiere on Netflix on July 10. 2020.

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Matthew Razak is a News Writer and film aficionado at Escapist. He has been writing for Escapist for nearly five years and has nearly 20 years of experience reviewing and talking about movies, TV shows, and video games for both print and online outlets. He has a degree in Film from Vassar College and a degree in gaming from growing up in the '80s and '90s. He runs the website and has written for The Washington Post, Destructoid, MTV, and more. He will gladly talk your ear off about horror, Marvel, Stallone, James Bond movies, Doctor Who, Zelda, and Star Trek.