The Old Guard is an upcoming American action film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Based on the comic book of the same name, the film will star Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The Old Guard
Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood
Produced by
Screenplay byGreg Rucka
Based onThe Old Guard
by Greg Rucka
Leandro Fernández
Music by
CinematographyBarry Ackroyd
Edited byTerilyn A. Shropshire
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited States


A captain leads a small group of soldiers working as mercenaries through the ages.




In March 2017, Skydance Media picked up the rights to adapt Greg Rucka Comic 'Old Guard' into a film.[1] On July 2018, they hired Gina Prince-Bythewood to direct with Rucka adapt his comic book to the screenplay and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger producing.[2] In March 2019, Netflix picked up worldwide rights to the film and agreed to finance it with Skydance. Charlize Theron joined the film and will also produce with Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, Marc Evans and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.[3]


KiKi Layne was confirmed to star in the film after Netflix picked up the rights. In May 2019, Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts and Luca Marinelli joined the cast of the film.[4][5] In June 2019, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling and Veronica Ngo joined the cast of the film.[6]


Filming at Bourne Wood in Surrey during August 2019

Principal photography for the film began in Europe in mid-May 2019.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Skydance Picks Up Rights to Greg Rucka Comic 'Old Guard' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  2. ^ "Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct 'The Old Guard' for Skydance". Deadline. 2018-07-25. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  3. ^ "Charlize Theron & KiKi Layne Comic Book Action Feature 'The Old Guard' Lands At Netflix". Deadline. 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (May 28, 2019). "Jafar Actor Marwan Kenzari Joins Charlize Theron in Action Thriller 'Old Guard' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (May 31, 2019). "Matthias Schoenaerts, Luca Marinelli Board Charlize Theron Action Thriller 'The Old Guard'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (June 21, 2019). "'The Old Guard': Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling & Veronica Ngo Join Netflix & Skydance Media's Action-Fantasy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "'THE OLD GUARD' WILL BEGIN FILMING IN EUROPE IN MID-MAY". Geeks Worldwide. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Goundry, Nick (May 20, 2019). "Comic book movie The Old Guard filming". Retrieved May 28, 2019.

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