I was worried that the Book of Eli would bring religion into its plot. Well the book of Eli could well be a Bible… Why do sci-fi authors and scriptwriters feel the need to mix religion to science-fiction so often? Do they think it make them look smarter? I think it just ruins the show most of the time… Like that awful end of BSG… Let’s hope that the Book of Eli will manage to avoid the trap ahead!
Yahoo has debuted a new trailer of The Book of Eli, the upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie directed by the Hugues Brothers:
BOOK OF ELI
Looks like the Book of Eli is just one more sci-fi movie that get lost in the religious theme… That’s a Bible at the beginning of this trailer of the Book of Eli, isn’t it? Anyway, there is a lot of action, and I like the scenery looks like inspired by Fallout (my favorite post-nuclear RPG of all time!) .
The Book of Eli will be released in January 2010. :)
Eli (Denzel Washington) and Solara (Mila Kunis) walk though a wasteland. Solara was ordered by Carnegie (Gary Oldman) to seduce Eli and keep him off guard, but he is no easy chap, and she soon realizes that Eli is like no man she has ever met. :)
Plot: “In a post-apocalyptic world, a lone hero (Denzel Washington) guards the Book of Eli, which provides knowledge that could redeem society. The despot of a small, makeshift town (Gary Oldman) plans to take possession of the book.”
This Book of Eli trailer makes me want to go play to Fallout the post-nuclear role playing game! Hell the Book of Eli really feels like the game Fallout, with maybe a touch of Blade because of Denzel Washington using a samurai sword! The whole things is a damn explosive combination that for sure will catch the attention! Sign me on for the Book of Eli movie! :)
Warner Bros is hosting a huge panel for the Book of Eli at the comic con on Friday, July 24th, at 10:00 am. They will be unveiling a teaser trailer for the new Hughes Brothers film, along with the first chapter of an on-line animated BOOK OF ELI graphic novel.
Warner Bros and Alcon Entertainment will be giving away a limited number of exclusive posters that Film concept artist Tommy Lee Edwards has illustrated just for the convention. He’ll be signing and discussing the visual concepts behind the film at the Warner Bros booth after the BOOK OF ELI panel. :)
Plot: “The Book of Eli revolves around a lone warrior (Denzel Washington) who must fight to bring society the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption. Gary Oldman has been set to portray the despot of a small makeshift town who’s determined to take possession of the book Eli’s guarding.”
The movie Book of Eli is directed by The Hughes brothers based on a script penned by Gary Whitta. The film is described as a post-apocalyptic western sci-fi movie: such a combination may seem odd, but with Denzel Washington in the lead of the Book of Eli we shall be positively surprised! :)
The Book Eli is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi western set in a world where. Eli (Denzel Washington) and his book are like a shiny hope in a bleak world of despair, but some people, like the ruthless Carnegie (Gary Oldman), just can’t allow others to hope again… Fortunately, besides his book, Eli does have a gun and a samurai sword! :)
– Denzel Wahsington as Eli: a lone hero in an apocalyptic future who must fight across America to bring society the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption.
He’s got a book and a samurai sword!
– Mila Kunis as Solara: she is caught in a terrible trap: local strongman Carnegie can force her to do anything he wants by threatening her mother. Ordered to seduce Eli and keep him off guard, Solara fails in her mission, and soon realizes that Eli is like no man she has ever met: he balks at being reduced to animalistic behavior, and he uses violence to serve a cause greater than his own. Moved by Eli’s heart and spirit, Solara opts to follow him on his journey, and becomes his friend and pupil…
– Gary Oldman as Carnegie: a ruthless yet charismatic dictator in charge of a town near Sacramento. A smooth talker, decisive and ruthless, Carnegie is on a collision course with Eli…
– Jennifer Beals as Claudia: she is Carnegie’s mistress and Solara’s (MILA KUNIS) mother, a blind woman who has been sightless since birth.
– Ray Stevenson (?) as Redrige: a thin-faced, violent man, Redridge is Carnegie’s muscle, the leader of his crew of gunmen and enforcers.
– unknown as Martz: the leader of a quartet of biker marauders, Martz is a thief, a rapist and a killer, a predator who rides the roads, looking for hapless victims to rob and waste. An illiterate flunky of Carnegie’s, he knows that Carnegie will pay top dollar for a certain Book, so he brings in every book he can find. Stupid enough to confront Eli, Martz watches in horror as his men are sliced to bits samurai-style — and when he doubles down his folly by trying to hit Eli from behind, he’s swiftly killed.
– unknown as Hoyt: Redridge’s bull-necked second-in-command, Hoyt foolishly tries to buck Carnegie’s orders once too often, and is shot to death for his insolence…
– unknown as George: a man who looks like the old man in Grant Wood’s “American Gothic,” George seems to be a bizarrely sweet old coot living on the outskirts of a ruined town with his wife, Martha. A little too normal to be truly sane, George is actually a survivalist with a cache of weapons — while still maintaining the conventions of middle-class suburbia. Willing to have Eli and Solara in for tea and ladyfingers, George explodes into violent action when Carnegie’s forces attack…
– unknown as Martha: George’s wife, sweet and seemingly dainty, with her gray hair tied into a neat bun, she looks like the old woman in Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.” She lives with George in their well-kept house on the outskirts of a ruined town, and has no qualms about using their weapons cache to defend herself…
– unknown as Professor Lombard: An older man, professorial and academic, wise, intense, and tough-minded, he is the librarian of sorts, a keeper of lost history, who ends up helping Eli in his quest…
The cast seems well selected: quite easy to imagine each of them in their respective roles in the Book of Eli. :)
Thanks to Mr. White Mountain Wheels (here) we may have a first look at Gary Oldman in the Book of Eli, an upcoming post-apocalyptic movie, in which he is starring as the chief villain opposing the hero Eli (Denzel Washington):
Also, via IMdDb, an other picture of Denzel Washington as Eli:
(Click on the a picture to enlarge it.)
Don’t know if it’s because of the recession (scriptwriters were maybe feeling the first signs?) but stories about a bleak future keep popping up since last year. Anyway, still impatient to see the Book of Eli! :)
Plot: “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 Action/Drama/Adventure/Western/Sci-Fi Directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes (The Hughes Brothers) Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals Release Date: January 15, 2010