Watch This: Denzel's Fight Training Video for The Book of Eli
by Alex Billington
December 30, 2009
I know this came out a few days ago, but it's still awesome to see. And I'll tell you right now that The Book of Eli is hands down my favorite movie of January. I haven't seen all of the movies playing next month, but I have seen a few of them, and nothing compares to how completely awesome this movie was. The story is great, the visuals are great, the actors are all fantastic, but the fight scenes in particular were truly badass. And that's what this new behind-the-scenes video focuses on. Denzel Washington did do all of his own stunts for The Book of Eli and trained with some of the very best fight trainers in the industry. Check it out!
Watch this behind-the-scenes video for The Book of Eli:
We ran the first teaser trailer for The Book of Eli in July and followed it up with a full-length trailer in September. I'd suggest re-watching both of those to get excited for this again, as it looks pretty awesome.
The Book of Eli is directed by Detroit-born brothers Allen and Albert Hughes, who previously brought us Dead Presidents, American Pimp, and From Hell, but haven't made anything since 2001. The screenplay was written by newcomer Gary Whitta, who is also attached to write the Akira live-action remake and The Defenders coming up. Warner Brothers is bringing The Book of Eli to theaters starting on January 15th.