11. Juli 2020 Johannes Wolters

The Origins Of The Old Guard – From Graphic Novel To Netflix

The Old Guard has landed on Netflix. Starring Charlize Theron, it tells the story of a group of mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die. It started it’s life as a graphic novel written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Leandro Fernandez. If you’re wondering where it came from, why it is called The Old Guard, and how they adapted it for Netflix, we’ve got you covered with this origins video created by IGN. Forever is harder than it looks. 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. Coming to Netflix on July 10.

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