Oldman Joins Washington For Book Of Eli

Gary and Denzel face apocalypse

Gary Oldman has signed on for what sounds suspiciously like bad guy duties in Denzel Washington's new film, The Book of Eli, a post-apocalyptic action thriller / Western directed by the Hughes brothers (From Hell*).

The plot sees Washington fight his way across a post-apocalyptic landscape in his eagerness to protect the titular tome, which contains the secret to mankind's redemption. En route, however, he comes into conflict with Oldman's small-town despot, who's determined to take possession of the book that Eli is guarding.

The film starts shooting in February in New Mexico, for a US release date of January 15, 2010. Let's hope that it turns out better than The Postman, eh?

*We're not saying that Allen and Albert, the brothers themselves, are from hell - we're sure they're delightful - just that they made a film of that name.