First Look: Gary Oldman in Hughes Brother's Book of Eli
by Alex Billington
March 13, 2009
Just yesterday we wrote another article about Tom Waits, and a handful of others, joining the cast of the Hughes Brother's The Book of Eli. We know a lot about it and who's in it, but we don't really know what it looks like, until now. We've already seen a photo of Denzel Washington as the lead character Eli, but another actor who appears in the movie is Gary Oldman. He plays a character named Carnegie, who is the despot of a small makeshift town that's determined to take possession of the book Eli's guarding. Thanks to a this blog, we've got some new photos, including a few of Gary Oldman, that can be seen below.
I included the two other photos to give you a better idea of what the production looks like. It really is a true "post-apocalyptic western," as you can tell, with Denzel adding a bit of futuristic grit to it. They've been shooting The Book of Eli in a small town called Carrizozo, New Mexico, which is where these photos come from. I'm really liking the way this looks and how it's all coming together. Great cast, great locations, I can't wait to see some fights! If you remember (see this poster), Denzel's character actually carries a samurai sword on his back. He doesn't seem to have it in any of the photos, but he does have a lot of guns.