The Book of Eli Trailer

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 am,

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:


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

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  1. Looks interesting. BOUT TIME THERE WAS A POST HERE ABOUT IT!!!!! :P

  2. i cant say that i like denzel that much. havent enjoyed his previous movies, but this one looks promising:)

  3. @SIN187UM



  4. Denzel is one guy I could never see doing Kung-Fu but he looks really good at it in this trailer. Best scene from the trailer is the fight under the overpass/ in the tunnel where it is light outside and complete darkness inside.

  5. LOL, I saw this trailer from another website. I did wonder why you guys didn’t show it, sorry I didn’t mention it…

  6. Cool… a Fallout 3 movie… ;)

    That’s actually what I thought it was the first time I saw this trailer, which was in the theater (attached to The Hurt Locker)… at first I thought it was for The Road, and then I wondered how they’d gotten a Fallout movie that far into production without my having heard of it. That scene in what looks like a hotel lobby or a bar looks just like Tenpenny Tower or that Russian dude’s house in eastern D.C. or the slavers’ place at Paradise Falls.

    Definitely looking forward to this one.

    Side note: “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani” — “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” In Matthew and Mark, Jesus says this from the cross. Wonder what significance “Eli” might have in the movie?

  7. For me, I’m watching it for Ray Stevenson, lol. Although Denzel Washington isn’t bad, I kind of find his characters very similar…

  8. I don’t know if this counts as a “tip off” but I would really like to see any information about the upcoming Maximum Ride movie on this site. It’s supposedly coming out in 2010 but I’ve hardly heard anything about it.

  9. The trailer look good, its got me interested

    As for tip-offs, “Bunraku” is a movie I would like to see, but I haven’t heard much about it. Its got quite a few big names in it too, Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson

  10. Man! Did that look cheesy!
    I can’t believe these two terrific performers would resort to doing a typical Post-apocalyptic-save-the-world-all-by-myself-by-clearing-the-room-of-all-bad-guys movie.

    The money must have been REALLY good.

  11. …because the trailer sure wasn’t!

  12. It looks a little bit aweful to me…
    Clearing a bar full of thugs is not so like Denzel…
    They have arrows and RPG, much like Rambo does.
    They showed a sphynx cat for a post-apolyptic themed movie, cats go bald after a nuclear holocaust… LOL…
    Some bad guys in Matrix outfit…
    Denzel used a gas mask but then later on people can breathe in open air… I guess toxic gas is seasonal.

  13. Cool image,,,
    So many end of the world films coming at us,,,, hmmm,,,

  14. I automatically thought of fallout when I saw this. Looks sickk

  15. I think the other shoe needs to drop, where’s Mel? :)

  16. I agree with the Fallout comments. Surely it can’t be a coincidence that the ambiance and settings and architecture is so very similar.

    As for the Sphynx Cat…better not be another Hollywood portrayal of the breed being evil and vicious. In real life they are such sooky babies.

  17. This movie look so good! Must see for me.

  18. Ya fallout rip for sure lol

  19. I can’t wait to see it just for Ray Stevenson!

  20. Sooky Baby? What the hey?..