Seems as though we here at Screen Rant have been under some kind of mass hypnosis for the last month; somehow between the entire staff, we are only JUST realizing that we never posted the first trailer for the Hughes Bros.’ post-apocalyptic film The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman. We even covered the film at Comic-Con, but still managed to blank on posting the trailer. Go figure…

By now we’ve all seen the trailer in theaters or posted around the web, but for the sake of blogging record we’re going to post it here for you today. Better late than never, they say…

Sorry for the misstep, and we’ll be sure to keep our third eye open from now on to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Tip-offs from our readers are always welcome as well.

Check out the trailer for The Book of Eli:

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If you missed our first look at The Book of Eli, the film centers on Eli (Washington), a man wandering the wasteland of America, protecting a book that may hold the key to civilization’s survival. When Eli runs across Carnegie (Oldman), the local “mayor” of a run-down town, Carnegie learns about the book Eli is carrying and makes a power play to possess the book for himself. Of course, Eli isn’t giving it up without a fight (as you saw in the trailer).

The Book of Eli was written by Gary Whitta (rumored screenwriter of the Akira movie), and stars Mila Kunis, Malcom McDowell, Michael Gambon, Jennifer Beals, Ray Stevenson and eccentric music-man, Tom Waits. It’s slated to hit theaters on January 15, 2010.

How did you like the trailer (sorry again for the lateness)?

Source: YouTube