Before presenting "The Book of Eli" at San Diego Comic-Con International 2009, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer of the apocalyptic thriller. The promotional video takes the focus on main character Eli, starred by veteran actor Denzel Washington, who explains what happens in the future and what his role in saving humanity is.
Beside presenting a better look at Eli, the video also unravels a peek at several other characters, including Mila Kunis' Solara and Gary Oldman's Carnegie. It is filled with action sequences and explosions as well. Halfway through the trailer, Eli displays his impressive fighting skills in knocking down his enemies alone.
"The Book of Eli" tells the story of a lone warrior named Eli whose destiny is to save humanity. He guards a mysterious book which provides knowledge that could redeem society. Making his way across the desolate wasteland of near-future America, he faces challenge as the despot of a small makeshift town is determined to take possession of the book.
In addition to Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis and Gary Oldman, the movie will see Ray Stevenson, Michael Gambon and Jennifer Beals among the cast ensemble. Filmed in New Mexico, it will be opened in theaters across the U.S. January 15, 2010. Warners is expected to show footage of this movie at Comic Con 2009 on Friday, July 24 during its panel scheduled from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Hall H.