Denzel Washington Book of Eli

Moviegoer Elaine tipped us about a first look of Denzel Washington as Eli the savior in The Book of Eli, an upcoming post-apocalyptic movie directed by the Hughes brothers:

Book of Eli Movie Picture

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Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli

“In the post-apocalyptic world of the book of Eli, civilization has collapsed and clean water has become the prime currency.
Washington plays a survivor who must fend off gangs and a brutal tyrant in this desolate wasteland.
Oldman will play the film’s villain, a despot of a small and pathetic town, who’s determined to get a hold of Eli’s book, a book that may save Mankind.”

In a previous teaser poster, Eli was portrayed with a samurai sword. I don’t see any sword on this picture. We already had Blade and Black Samurai, but I’d be happy to see Denzel Washington showing off with a sword: that would be damn cool! Sure, The book of Eli may save the world from its final decay at the end, but the sword would help to get things better in a timely manner.

Correction: actually looks like a sword is there on the table, I think indeed that’s a sword hilt near the backpack of Eli.

The Book of Eli is going to be an epic movie!

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