This is the trailer to the post-apocalyptic film, The Book of Eli, which is directed by The Hughes brothers (From Hell). Going by this footage, in some ways this film looks like Waterworld on land with Washington in the Kevin Costner role and Gary Oldman as the Dennis Hooper villain. Unlike I Am Legend with Will Smith, I think this film will be a tougher sell to the masses although it does have some striking visuals and an interesting premise.
Synopsis: In The Book of Eli, Denzel Washington stars as a lone warrior named Eli who fights his way across the desolate wasteland of near-future America to realize his destiny and deliver the knowledge that can bring civilization back from the brink of destruction and save the future of humanity. Look for The Book of Eli to land in theaters Jan 15, 2010. Trailer
Warner Bros has released the trailer to Whiteout, an interesting looking thriller where the elements are as much a character in the film as the actors are. Kate Beckinsale stars as U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko who ends up investigating the very first murder in the Antarctica. Beckinsale, who I like, has certainly proven to be an actress who can carry a film, especially given her terrific work in Rod Lurie’s little seen but excellent Nothing But the Truth. Since I’m a fan of films that take place in the cold; John Carpenter’s The Thing, 30 Days of Night and Cliffhanger, I’m looking forward to this. Whiteout is produced by Joel Silver (Lethal Weapon, Die Hard). Bring a coat and stay warm when it hits theaters Sept 11, 2009. Trailer