Charlize Theron is at it again in the action packed trailer for the Netflix original movie The Old Guard.
The movie is based on the graphic novel series of the same name that follows a team of immortal warriors who can heal from any wound and have protected humanity for hundreds of years as they adapt to life and try to stay hidden in the 21st century.
We learn the team of mercenaries has been together since the Crusades when they all tried to kill each other multiple times. The trailer shows us Theron’s character bringing in a new recruit to the team whose immortal powers have only just started to reveal themselves. As she grapples with her new powers and realizes that being immortal will come with an emotional toll all of its own, she realizes she will outlive everyone she cares about.
This comes on the heels of the team realizing they are being targeted as it becomes harder and harder to keep themselves a secret, since technology is more prevalent than ever in the 21st century. It isn’t clear to the team if those attempting to study them want to use them as weapons, or to try and find a way to eliminate them all together. Either way, they know they can’t risk being captured.
The film stars Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, and Chiwetel Ejiofor and is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
The Old Guard will hit Netflix on July 10th.