Allen and Albert Hughes have been in hiding. Or at least it seems that way ever since their 2001 movie “From Hell” tanked at the box office, despite starring mega star Johnny Depp and hot-to-trot pros Heather Graham and involving one of the most historically badass serial killers of them all, Jack the Ripper. The Hughes Brothers, who first blasted onto the scene with “Menace II Society” all those years ago, are back to direct a post-apocalyptic movie called “Book of Eli”. Now those who know me know that I love me three things in life: sci-fi movies about time travel; zombie movies; and post-apocalyptic movies. Hell, I was one of the only person in the known world who liked “Waterworld”. And yeah, I even dug “The Postman” to some extent (but mostly because I had read the book many eons ago).
Scripted by Gary Whitta, the drama revolves around a lone hero who fights his way across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic America. He’s the protector of a sacred book that may hold the key to saving humanity.
Ooooh, wasteland + post-apocalyptic America = fun times!
Besides “Book of Eli”, the brothers are tackling another serial killer movie “The Ice Man,” a true story about Richard Kuklinski, a serial killer who found his calling as a Mafia hitman. (Nice job if you can get it.) Their other project is a big-screen adaptation of the classic TV show “Kung Fu”, which starred David Carradine as a Shaolin monk on the run from Chinese Imperial bounty hunters in the American Wild West. Much ass kicking and fake words of wisdom is dished out.
No word if the guy from “Book of Eli” will have a cool dog, or a wolf as a dog, but he should. Wolf-dogs are money in a post-apocalyptic world.