Immortal mercenaries confront reality of forever in Netflix’s The Old Guard


That shouldn’t be something radical, that should be a natural evolution of our medium,” he said. The diverse cast includes actress KiKi Layne as Nile, the first immortal to have been “born” in a few centuries, as well as 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tunisian-Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari, Italian Luca Marinelli and Belgian Matthias Schoenaerts. Charlize Theron stars in the action film, arriving on Netflix on Friday, as the leader of a small unit of immortal mercenaries who are trying to help humanity. By: Reuters | Los Angeles |

Published: July 8, 2020 3:43:34 pm

The Old Guard starts streaming on July 10. “I just saw a lot of potential to explore something on a sci-fi level scale but somehow stay true to the very insular human emotions that I felt an audience could really appreciate in the sci-fi world,” Theron said. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Audiences are used to seeing comic book superheroes come to life on screen but in The Old Guard the heroes only have one power – immortality. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. It is based on the 2017 comic book by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. And most notably, there’s a young, Black female hero in this which is absolutely a rarity in the genre,” said director Gina Prince-Bythewood. Also Read | Hollywood catches up to director Gina Prince-Bythewood
“I love that there were two females at the head of this which just felt different. Ejiofor said the movie tries to delve into “what it would be like for people if they could live as immortal, if they could live forever, and what they’re actually confronted with is a lot of this kind of angst.”
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It’s also a project that demonstrates what inclusion should look like in Hollywood, Ejiofor said. “Everybody is celebrated in this experience and that is, I think, part of what film and television should be aspiring to.