USAToday has 5 shots on location with Denzel Washington and The Book of Eli.
“You occasionally ask yourself why you’re shooting a movie in these conditions,” says Allen Hughes, who co-directs the thriller The Book of Eli, due Jan. 15, with his twin brother, Albert. “When the wind is really blowing, it looks like the earth is meeting the sky. It looks like the end of the world.”
Which is fitting: Eli is about that very subject. Denzel Washington stars as a loner trekking across a post-apocalyptic America with a mysterious book that could be the key to man’s salvation. Washington, who shed 55 pounds for the role, recalls storms so rough that crews had to don goggles just to see what they were filming. “There’s a reason there’s nothing growing out here,” he says. “It’s land no one wants.”
Two more shots of Denzel and Gary Oldman after the cut.