Netflix movie fans please stay tuned in July, because after this there is a joint production of Netflix and Skydance that will be released soon. The film is ‘The Old Guard’. This action and sci-fi genre film will be released on July 10.
The Old Guard itself tells the story of a group of soldiers who have eternal life on earth. They are trapped in eternal life with no explanation. Therefore, Andy (Charlize Theron) as the leader of the group of soldiers swiftly hides their identity in secret. With the rest of the soldiers, will Andy succeed?
In terms of the story alone, I can’t wait to watch it, huh. Before watching, let’s find out some interesting facts about this film!
Produced by the director of the film ‘Love & Basketball’
Who doesn’t know the sports comedy film ‘Love & Basketball’? The film, which was released in 2000, is definitely known to the 90s generation. The story in this film was written by the director himself, Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Having worked for more than 20 years in the film industry, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s name is well known. In addition to ‘Love & Basketball’, Gina has also directed the film series ‘Cloak and Dagger’. Even this year, Gina is finally back with her action film ‘The Old Guard’.
Starring two Disney villains
It turns out that this Netflix-produced film not only recruited Charlize Theron as the main character in it, but also hooked up two ‘criminals’ from Disney. They are Chiwetel Ejiofor and Marwan Kenzari. Ejiofor himself is the voice of the character Scar in the film The Lion King (2019). Meanwhile, Kenzari plays the character of Jafar as the underling of a cunning king in the film Aladdin(2019).
Adapted from the famous graphic novel by Greg Rucka
It turns out that behind the many famous DC Comics comics, there is also the name Greg Rucka who made the storyline. Examples of comics with plots by Rucka in the DC Comics series include the miniseries Superman: World of New Krypton, Batwoman, and Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia.
However, not only working with DC, Rucka also occasionally writes novels by his own imagination. In making ‘The Old Guard’, Rucka collaborated with Leandro Fernández who is a well-known comic artist at Marvel Comics.
Not only starring, Charlize Theron is also a producer
Netflix cast Charlize Theron as the main character in the film ‘The Old Guard’. She plays a former female soldier named Andy who must do her best to hide her identity as well as other immortal soldiers from the common people. Unmitigated, the Oscar-winning actress also acts as a producer with Marc Evans, Dana Goldberg, and others.
Luca Marinelli, the best actor from Italy, co-stars
Maybe there are still many who do not know about Luca Marinelli. Yes, he is one of the talented actors from Italy. The man who was born October 22, 1984 got the attention of the Hollywood film industry, when he got the main role as Martin Eden in the film ‘Martin Eden’ directed by Pietro Marcello.
Thanks to his role in the film, Marinelli was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actor in 2019. In the film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Luca Marinelli gets the role of Nicky, Andy’s comrade in arms.