Based on a comic book series by Greg Rucka and Leonardo Fernández, The Old Guard is now a hit Netflix film starring Charlize Theron. Whenever a popular film that is based on a comic book hits the market, fans are bound to discuss how well it adapted the source material. Netflix just contributed to the discussion by posting a featurette that shows all of the hard work that went into making The Old Guard loyal to its source material.
Entitled “From Comics to Screen,” the clip begins with an introduction by Greg Rucka, the writer of the comic book. Later, Gina Prince-Bythewood, the director of the film, refers to the graphic novel as her bible, “both in story, but also in tone.”
Based on the clip, it’s clear that everyone involved in the production of the film was focused on creating a strong adaptation of the comic book. One aspect of this faithfulness included the need to achieve realistic and intensive combat scenes. In another featurette entitled “Combat Training,” Netflix shows how they were able to pull off the combat sequences for the film.
The Old Guard is available now on Netflix. Stay tuned to Conskipper for complete coverage of The Old Guard and other upcoming comic book motion picture adaptations as soon as it breaks!