January typically isn’t a great time to expect promising movies, but The Book of Eli looks well-done enough to pique my interest. On top of that, I enjoy the post apocalyptic universe and I like Denzel Washington as an actor. I’m not too familiar with the Hughes brothers’ work — I never saw Menace 2 Society — and I hear they haven’t made a film in something like 10 years, but I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Here’s a synopsis I found:

In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo Albert and Allen Hughes (From Hell and Dead Presidents). Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, and Ray Stevenson co-star in the Warner Bros. production.

One last bit: I also love Gary Oldman. After Dracula I was sold for life — even after pudding head in The Fifth Element.

I’m screening The Book of Eli this Wednesday and I’ll have my review soon.