Oldman plays Carnegie, the “President/Mayor/Spiritual Leader, etc., etc.,” of a desolate town. Carnegie becomes interested in Eli when he learns the man is carrying a book that may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Power struggle likely to ensue.

The Book Of Eli boasts an impressive supporting cast including Mila Kunis, Michael Gambon (Dumbledore from Harry Potter), Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone) and eccentric music man, Tom Waits. I’ve already said how much I like The Hughes Brothers (their documentary American Pimp is one of my all-time top guilty pleasures), and I know that just between the two of them, Washington and Oldman can bring gravitas to an otherwise barren wasteland.

Consider me onboard for The Book Of Eli.

How about you? Did you like the first photos from the film?

The Book Of Eli hits theaters on January 15, 2010. (Uh-oh, should I be worried about that Jan release date?)

Source: USA Today via IESB

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