Monday, July 27, 2009

Trailer: The Book of Eli

Is it just me or does Hollywood currently seem hellbent on feeding us with more and more images of the world's destruction? I can't recall the last time when there have been so many apocalypse/post-apocalypse-themed films in such a short period of time. We've had things like Children of Men, I Am Legend and Cloverfield in the last couple of years, all projecting none-too-optimistic outlooks on the future, and this year there's already been Terminator: Salvation and Knowing, and forthcoming are The Road and 2012, the latter already shaping up to be the ultimate word in end-of-the-world porn.

We can another one to the list now with Warner's The Book of Eli, due early in 2010, starring Denzel Washington as a lone warrior who holds the answer to humanity's survival. Interesting to see the return of the Hughes Brothers, who haven't directed anything since From Hell in 2001. While their films have always been kind of uneven, there's no questioning they're visually adept filmmakers, and the trailer for Eli looks like the movie will look pretty sweet if nothing else. The shots of Denzel looking extremely badass and throwing some killer moves add a bit to the anticipation too.

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