EXCLUSIVE: Gina Prince-Bythewood In Talks To Direct Greg Rucka’s ‘Old Guard’ For Skydance This Fall
In May 2017, THR reported that Skydance Media was set develop a feature film based on the comic book Old Guard with co-creator Greg Rucka set to pen the script.
A small group of soldiers, led by a woman named Andy, who are inexplicably immortal and have been working as mercenaries through the ages. The novelty of not dying long gone, the group gets a jolt in their bones when they discover the existence of a new immortal, a black woman serving in the Marines, at the same time as a nefarious organization captures their undying actions on camera.
There seems to be an update on the project.
Omega Underground has learned that director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, Cloak and Dagger) is now in talks for the film and it could begin filming by this November.
Although, we don’t have concrete production dates or locations for the film.
This could be happening because of the delays on Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off Silver and Black, it remains to be seen if Gina will ultimately exit the project or make The Old Guard adaptation first while the script is being worked on. We had previously suggested that the delays could extend into 2019 and this news would support that.
Skydance tends to make films with the help of Paramount Pictures, but they recently are working with Netflix on the Michael Bay directed and Ryan Reynolds starring action film Six Underground. It’s unknown at this time if it would land at Netflix or Paramount.
SOURCE: OMEGA UNDERGROUND