Where Was ‘The Old Guard’ Filmed? The Entire Movie Was Shot in These Two Countries

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Old Guard: Charlize Theron and Matthias Schoenaerts

The Old Guard is the most recent authentic film to hit Netflix. Starring Charlize Theron as an immortal superhero, the movie takes her character to a variety of worldwide cities. The landscapes and structure featured are lovely, which has many followers questioning the place The Old Guard was really filmed.

The Old Guard: Charlize Theron and Matthias Schoenaerts
Charlize Theron and Matthias Schoenaerts | Aimee Spinks/Netflix

‘The Old Guard’ relies on a comic book e-book

Netflix’s The Old Guard relies on Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernandez’s comedian e-book of the identical title. It is centered on a bunch of immortal troopers who turn out to be the goal of a medical company that plans to extract their powers for revenue.

The movie begins out with Andromache of Scythia aka Andy (Charlize Theron) reuniting along with her teammates — Sebastian le Livre aka Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts),  Yusuf Al-Kaysani aka Joe (Marwan Kenzari), and Nicolo di Genova aka Nicky (Luca Marinelli).  The crew then heads to South Sudan, the place they’re ambushed, however survive. 

Andy then heads to Afghanistan to recruit their latest immortal ally, Nile (Kiki Layne). From there, the crew heads to Goussanville, France, the place they use an previous deserted church as their hideout. 

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‘The Old Guard’ was filmed in solely two international locations

From France to South Sudan, The Old Guard takes its characters all around the world. But in accordance with director Gina Prince-Bythewood, filming solely befell in two international locations — England and Morocco.

“We had to create three countries within Morocco,” she instructed Radio Times. “The beauty of Morocco is the landscape is so different throughout that we were able to realistically create Afghanistan, and realistically create South Sudan.”

The previous church that was set in Goussainville was really the All Saints Church in Shirburn, Oxfordshire. And the French pharmacy Andy visits was filmed within the city of Sandwich in Kent. Prince-Bythewood stated she would have liked to take manufacturing to different international locations, however was restricted by the movie’s finances.

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“I had hoped to actually shoot in France, and we had scouted there and it was my first time there,” she stated. “But when you don’t have the funds, which was shocking to me given how much we did have, it doesn’t matter about the creativity.”

The director tried to seek out magnificence in every location

In an interview with Motion Pictures,  Prince-Bythewood stated that she might have used outside units to imitate quite a lot of the locations depicted in The Old Guard. But, finally, she determined to make use of the landscapes she had obtainable to make it look extra natural.

“In terms of the production design, we used so many natural locations as opposed to building them,” she stated. “There’s just something to being in a real space, the natural history of it, the look of it, the feel of it — Finding that beauty in every area that we shot was essential.”

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It’s secure to say that Prince-Bythewood’s method labored. It was nearly unattainable to inform that the movie was shot anyplace aside from the place its story befell. If the film will get a sequel, it is going to be fascinating to see which worldwide cities followers will see subsequent.

The Old Guard is presently streaming on Netflix.

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