First Look: Hughes Brother's The Book of Eli Poster
There's a film in production at the moment called The Book of Eli, but for some reason, I hadn't ever really looked into it until now. ComingSoon has an early teaser poster for the film, which is set for release on January 15th, 2010, that looks pretty interesting, so I thought I'd look into it further. Directed by Albert and Allen Hughes, aka the Hughes Brothers, The Book of Eli is a post-apocalyptic western, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. We'll get into more detail on the story a bit later, but for now take a look at this mildly impressive poster.
Is he a ninja or a samurai or a cowboy with a sword? Who really knows? Denzel Washington stars as the lone warrior (seen below) and Gary Oldman joins him as the story's villain named Carnegie.
There's not much actual imagery yet because the film hasn't even started shooting (it's scheduled to start in January). Looking into the story a bit further, the character of Eli must "fight to bring society the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption," which I'm guessing is contained with the book. Carnegie is "the despot of a small makeshift town who's determined to take possession of the book Eli's guarding." Sounds pretty cool, no? The script was written by first-timer Gary Whitta, who was editor of PC Gamer magazine for several years. The Hughes Brothers last directed From Hell in 2001 as well as Dead Presidents. This should be an interesting project. Does it look like we have our next Children of Men?