With movie theaters still closed (and re-opening in July seeming increasingly unwise), Netflix is dropping its biggest, noisiest original next month.
The Old Guard stars Charlize Theron as Andy, a leader of mercenaries who can heal from any wound and take down any foe with any weapon. (Why you would continually risk injury to murder people when you could just play the stock market is beyond me, but that wouldn't make for an exciting movie.) Her team, including Mathias Schoenerts (Red Sparrow), recruit a new member, played by KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk).
The film is based on a comic book series by Greg Rucka, who did some great runs on Batman. Gina Prince-Bythewood, best known for Love & Basketball, moves from well-regarded dramas to the world of big-budget action movies. There's a lot of great talent involved, but I'm getting serious Aeon Flux vibes from the trailer. Let's hope it's better than that.
The Old Guard premieres on Netflix on Friday, July 10.