The Book of Eli trailer online
The trailer for The Book of Eli is online, and it's looking extremely stylish, and then something interesting happens, Denzel Washington turns into Neo from the Matrix.
With the apocalyptic images, his rich voice over, and the proclamation that he is carrying the key to saving all of mankind, comes a series of action sequences where we see him battling a circle of enemies, martial arts style.
The Book of Eli has an interesting teaser trailer, and certainly not the direction I was expecting for the film, which is billed as a lone man fighting his way across America to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to the survival of mankind.
Personally I hope that book is something like Stephen King's The Stand (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) with the opening and closing pages destroyed, and when he gets to his destination they open it and begin basing their entire world on it. Now that would be interesting.
However I didn't realise that the film would be carrying this amount of martial arts, I did expect action which we see in some scenes where there are big explosions, but not the couple of scenes where he's surrounded by enemies and fighting his way out Asian style.
Not that I'm saying that's a bad thing, far from it, it's just a little bit surprising. It'll be good to see the full trailer for the Albert and Allen Hughes directed film which stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Michael Gambon, Jennifer Beals, Mila Kunis and Ray Stevenson.
You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers [P:S:M:L:480p:720p:1080p] in high definition, or you can watch it right here.