First Look: Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we've got our first look at Denzel Washington as the lone warrior Eli in the Hughes Brother's upcoming movie The Book of Eli. We featured a teaser poster for this back in November before it had even started shooting - but now that it's in production we finally get to see what Denzel looks like. The Book of Eli is a post-apocalyptic western, in which a lone man fights (with a samurai sword) his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. That's really all we know so far, but this is definitely looking like it could be pretty badass in the end.
In the early scene above, Eli finally gets some company when he steps into a bar. "They peddle some nasty, prison-type alcohol - whatever you can make in the future when there's nothing left," says Allen Hughes. I wish we knew more about what was going on, or even more about the story, but unfortunately all that we've got to go off of is this photo and that early teaser poster. However, being a big sci-fi nut and fan of Denzel Washington, this is one of those projects that I'm very excited for, just because I've got that feeling that it could be another brilliant sci-fi gem (think Matrix) and we just don't know yet. Look good so far?