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From Graphic Novel to Feature Film – Meet Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez of ‘The Old Guard’

From Graphic Novel to Feature Film – Meet Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez of ‘The Old Guard’

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Meet the team behind the graphic novel tale of immortals now adapted into a feature film — The Old Guard. In this interview, author Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernandez discuss the origin of the story of The Old Guard and bringing this story to the small screen.

Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die has fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (KiKi Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Old Guard is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks.

Interviewer: Jeandra Lebeauf

Video Editor: Kassandra Igbokwe

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