After blowing up baddies in this week's surprisingly entertaining Punisher: War Zone
, it looks like Ray Stevenson
is now taking aim at Denzel Washington
's protagonist in The Book of Eli
. In the near future, Washington's on a mission to deliver a book that may hold the key to nothing less than Our Salvation (not to mention so very many late fees), with Mila Kunis
at his side and Gary Oldman
on his tail, and now -- according to Variety
-- Stevenson (HBO's "Rome") has this makeshift messiah in his sights.
The post-apocalyptic thriller marks the return of the Hughes Brothers behind the camera for the first time since 2001's From Hell
, and between them and a cast of this talent (yes, that includes Kunis, stop snickering), they might manage to make this somewhat less derivative than it already sounds, to echo Monika's sentiments.
Production starts in early 2009 for a release date in early 2010.