Right off the heels of yesterday’s poster debut, here’s the first extended teaser trailer for the Hughes Brothers‘ foray into apocalyptic action The Book of Eli, and, I must say, it looks pretty damn cool. Much slicker, much grittier than expected. And, your boy Denzel Washington appears to be getting into some Oldboy-style body-dropping and other degrees of physicality. I can’t recall the last time that Denzel looked this badass; a welcome change from what he’s been doing as of late. Of course, this is simply a trailer, so I won’t start singing the comeback praises for the brothers Hughes (Allen and Albert) just yet, but you have to admit: nobody thought they had something this Road Warrior-looking in them. Well, I sure as hell didn’t.
Give it a look, and let your Denzel love and anticipation kick into overdrive. Or, somewhat-accelerated cruise control, until January 2010. Trailer after the jump: