Since it is “reading/book” week with the RowThree Screen Shot Quizzes, it’s only appropriate we have some book themed movie news as well. OK, not really news per se, but I thought a little post-apocalyptic goodness on a Tuesday afternoon is warranted (honestly though, when is post-apocalyptic goodness not warranted?).
I ran across some pictures this morning for The Book of Eli which is slated for release in early 2010. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in which a lone “warrior” must transport and protect a secret book that hold the key to mankind’s redemption. Of course there is trouble afoot as certain undesirables vie for possession of the book. The style of the film apparently has sort of a western feel to it and looks like a good chunk of it takes place in sort of a make-shift town that look similar to “Bartertown” (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome). Yum yum.
Now of course most of us around here are already awaiting our post-apocalyptic western in the form of a little movie penned by Cormac McCarthy entitled The Road, but still, I gotta say that this still sounds intriguing.
Not convinced? The cast was what got my attention and ultimately sold me on the idea. Denzel in the hero role, Gary Oldman as our antagonist along with Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals and Tom Waits in supporting roles. It’s interesting to see Beals in there. Maybe her career will get some sort of a resurgence after starring in such a high profile vehicle? Directed by Allen and Albert Hughes, I’ve never been a big fan of anything they’ve done (Dead Presidents, From Hell), but there’s always been potential there I thought. The spark was there but no fire, so to speak. I guess we’ll gain a little more of a notion as to Hughes’ potential this summer as Allen is directing a segment in the much anticipated New York, I Love You picture.
At any rate food for thought on this Tuesday afternoon. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for a trailer over the coming months.
a few pictures of Denzel and Oldman on set are pasted below the seats…
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