The Book of Eli

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Some will kill to have it. He will kill to protect it. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for some brutal violence and language.
Released on:
January 15, 2010  

Production Companies:
Alcon Entertainment, Silver Pictures
Warner Bros

Status: Released

Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Michael Gambon, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Evan Jones, Frances de la Tour, Joe Pingue, Tom Waits

Director: Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes

Screenwriter: Gary Whitta

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
About the film:
A lone hero fights his way across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic America. He's the protector of a sacred book that may hold the key to saving humanity.
Rated R for some brutal violence and language.

Project Timeline:
May 21, 2007: Project announced. Director: Allen and Albert Hughes, Writer: Gary Whitta
Jun. 11, 2008: Writer: Anthony Peckham did a rewrite, Cast: Denzel Washington to possibly topline
Sep. 4, 2008: Cast: Denzel Washington is confirmed
Oct. 29, 2008: Cast: Gary Oldman
Nov. 20, 2008: Cast: Mila Kunis
Dec. 1, 2008: Cast: Ray Stevenson
Jan. 27, 2009: Cast: Jennifer Beals
Feb. 4, 2009: Cast: Michael Gambon
Feb. 17, 2009: Cast: Evan Jones
Box Office: Opening weekend: $32.79 mil. (3111 theaters) | Domestic Total: $94.84 mil.
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smokedsalmon – Royal Oak, MI
January 04, 2010 - 16:13
Subject: I Dread Bad Sci Fi - I hope this ending is not "biblical"

What is Denzel doing in this.
This better not end with him bringing the bible to the post apocalyptic world to save them. That has been done and given religions history in terms of stoking fear, murder, hatred, war it is dumb.