Interview With Denzel Washington For The Book Of Eli

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Below the jump is an interview with Denzel Washington for The Book of Eli where he plays the character of Eli. He discusses why he became a producer of the film, getting in shape for the role, weapons and physical training, the spirituality of the film, working with Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis, his character of Eli, and going "commando" for the role. Footage provided by Warner Bros.

In the not-too-distant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once America. Empty cities, broken highways, seared earth--all around him, the marks of catastrophic destruction. There is no civilization here, no law. The roads belong to gangs that would murder a man for his shoes, an ounce of water... or for nothing at all.

But they're no match for this traveler.

A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It's not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, Eli does what he must to survive--and continue.

Only one other man in this ruined world understands the power Eli holds, and is determined to make it his own: Carnegie, the self-appointed despot of a makeshift town of thieves and gunmen. Meanwhile, Carnegie's adopted daughter Solara is fascinated by Eli for another reason: the glimpse he offers of what may exist beyond her stepfather's domain.

But neither will find it easy to deter him. Nothing--and no one--can stand in his way. Eli must keep moving to fulfill his destiny and bring help to a ravaged humanity.

The Book of Eli is directed by The Hughes Brothers and stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, and Jennifer Beals.

The movie comes out this Friday, January 15th.

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