First Look: Scruffy Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli
Finally, some official photos from the post-apocalyptic western The Book of Eli have arrived courtesy of USA Today. Sure, we've seen an early poster, some on-set photos, and even a video featurette, but these are the first official photos from Warner Brothers feature being directed by the Hughes Brothers. The best way to introduce this is why the caption for that black and white photo at the top: "Eli's iPod has run out of juice and to the right is the road that leads into Carnagio's town. Eli makes the decision to go in to town, power up his iPod and refill his canteen." And that's where it all begins. Check out the four new photos below.
The Book of Eli is a a post-apocalyptic tale in which a lone man named Eli (played by Denzel Washington) fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. In the article, Washington talks about deciding to take on the role. "I initially wasn't all that interested in the part," he admits. "But my son thought I should do it. And he talked me into doing Training Day and American Gangster, and that worked out pretty well. So I decided to listen to him again." We'll find out for sure next January if it was the right move or not - but so far it's looking pretty damn good. Thoughts?