First Look: Hughes Brother's The Book of Eli Poster

November 7, 2008
Source: ComingSoon

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.

The Book of Eli Poster

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?

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments


"Is he a ninja or a samurai or a cowboy with a sword?" Hope none of them, 'cause can't image Washington in such a role...could be great anyway...I love post-apocalyptic movies no matter the quality 🙂

Tschai on Nov 7, 2008


I think it looks interesting if you ask me. Gunslinger/Hero type of spin, I like it.

Atomic Popcorn on Nov 7, 2008


This looks and sounds like complete crap, Why didnt they just bring back Ghost dog (forest whitaker) Denzel in as or playing a samurai or cowboy, PLEASE! this is not a love story or some snooze drama. This is sci-fi and he only did that one sci-fi flick way back and that was garbage. And he definatly doesnt have a lead actress carrying the film, No eve mendez in this one.

therblig on Nov 7, 2008


What!!!! Listen Denzel can pull off any role out there.

marty#21 on Nov 7, 2008


Dude, I clicked on the link thinking "hmm, I wonder what the Hughes Bros. are up to these days." The page loaded, I scrolled down and saw Denzel Washington's and Gary Oldman's names on the poster. Hells yeah!! Both of these guys are a bit long in the tooth for any Matrix-y action stunts, but that's why God invented stuntmen and CGI.

kevjohn on Nov 7, 2008


"Is he a ninja or a samurai or a cowboy with a sword?" he is actually all three in one.

Darrin on Nov 7, 2008


Could be good- I don't think we will ever see a PA film that is as good as Children of Men though.

Staatz on Nov 7, 2008


This is going to be a big movie no doubt. With Denzel and Oldman it wont fail

Scott McHenry on Nov 7, 2008


Sounds a bit like The Postman with Kevin Coster and Will Patton.

avoidz on Nov 7, 2008



avoidz on Nov 7, 2008


Denzel and Gary Olman, I'm in now matter what the results it's got Crazy Creasey and Jim Gordon in a post apocalyptic future. MAN on FIRE bitches

PimpSlapStick on Nov 7, 2008


Sometimes i wonder why these contrarians always decide to foul the party up. I guess it's their mantra. Regardless, this looks epic in every sense of the term. And big daddy Denzel will pull it off swell and well. No pranktell. .

BinYe East on Nov 7, 2008


Denzel, Oldman; I'm there. 🙂

Silver on Nov 8, 2008


Interesting...not sure I buy it yet..gotta see/hear more. Thanks for the heads-up.

Bry from Chi on Nov 9, 2008


how is this not the postman. which gets my vote for the best of the worst costner films it had so much promise but its too long and tom petty.

ruprect on Nov 9, 2008


Denzel who? Can't wait to see GARY!

Lina on Nov 10, 2008


Denzel is the best forever ... Even though I love to see him in Drama or action movies but still he's the best !!

AJ on Nov 15, 2008


denzel acclaimed legend

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