Denzel Washington Reads the Book of Eli

What, Patrick Swayze or Kevin Costner weren’t available? Just kidding. I’m actually looking forward to “The Book of Eli”, another post-apocalyptic tale about survival in America (seems to be a lot of these movies coming up lately, you notice that?). The film will be directed by the Hughes brothers, who haven’t been seen from since they directed the 2001 Johnny Depp movie “From Hell”, although they have been dabbling in TV, most recently in the short-lived crime show Touching Evil, starring Burn Notice’s Jeffrey Donovan.

More about this guy Eli’s book from Variety:

Denzel Washington will star in “Book of Eli,” a post-apocalyptic drama that will be directed by Allen and Albert Hughes.

Alcon Entertainment is financing the film and Warner Bros. will distribute.

Washington will portray a lone hero in a not-too-distant apocalyptic future who must fight across America to bring society the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption.

Gary Whitta wrote the script, and Anthony Peckham did the rewrite.

So what could be the “key” to America’s redemption? It’s not a Judith Krantz novel, is it? Cause, you know, that would just like totally suck for America.

Below: The Hughes Brothers think they’ve spotted what’s become of their once promising filmmaking careers.

Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes