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Denzel Gets Righteous, Motherf**kers

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | September 28, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | September 28, 2009 |

Below is the first full length trailer for Denzel Washington’s Book of Eli, a post-apocalyptic flick from The Hughes Brothers, who have been strangely absent since the stylistically killer 2001 Johnny Depp film, From Hell, which is one of the first notable graphic novels that was turned into a film. The premise itself — a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind — isn’t exactly compelling, but both the visual style of the trailer, in addition to the cast (Gary Oldamn and Mila Kunis join Denzell) are impressive.

It’s a January release date, which doesn’t always bode well, but this trailer makes my funny parts tingle. And you’d better believe it features the Denzel stare. You know what I’m talking about — that patronizing, I will fuck your shit up glare. I am absolutely all about this movie.

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