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Oldman vs. Denzel

10.29.2008

While it's nice to see him occasionally on the side of the angels, Gary Oldman is at his goddamn best doing scenery-chewing evil.

Oldman is slipping into his villain britches for THE BOOK OF ELI, a Western-flavored post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick from the long-absent Hughes Brothers (DEAD PRESIDENTS, FROM HELL). The movie, from writer Gary Whitta, stars Denzel Washington as the hero tasked with protecting a sacred book that could save the tattered remnants of humanity.

Unsurprisingly, the more interesting role may belong to Oldman, who'll play "the despot of a small makeshift town deficient of standard necessities, services, and most noticeably, laws." Sounds perfect for gnawing the landscape!

Extra Tidbit: Whitta previously served as editor-in-chief of PC Gamer magazine. See kids, playing videogames can lead to a career in Hollywood! For him.
Source: THR

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4:36PM on 10/30/2008

HOLY SHIT

Any longtime readers of PC GAMER?
Fucking Gary Whitta wrote this? I remember when he was ed in chief. when I was like 11 years old.

That is so fucking cool.
Any longtime readers of PC GAMER?
Fucking Gary Whitta wrote this? I remember when he was ed in chief. when I was like 11 years old.

That is so fucking cool.
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12:50PM on 10/30/2008
wow.

something to look forward to!
wow.

something to look forward to!
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12:38PM on 10/30/2008
Nicccccccce
Nicccccccce
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10:47AM on 10/30/2008
Post Apocalypse?
Denzel?
Gary Oldman?
Hughes Brothers?

...yes.
Post Apocalypse?
Denzel?
Gary Oldman?
Hughes Brothers?

...yes.
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4:51AM on 10/30/2008

Good to see the Hughes Bros back!

I hated "From Hell" because it didn't live up to Moore's fantastic epic - but I will admit the Hughes bros are very talented and they really seem to love the process of making films. Looking forward to this.
I hated "From Hell" because it didn't live up to Moore's fantastic epic - but I will admit the Hughes bros are very talented and they really seem to love the process of making films. Looking forward to this.
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1:32AM on 10/30/2008

Oldman is the best bad guy

And this thing sounds like a perfect fit.
Hughes Bros. are mighty talented, they deserve more success, and with these two actors and good edgy scifi story they should do very well.
And this thing sounds like a perfect fit.
Hughes Bros. are mighty talented, they deserve more success, and with these two actors and good edgy scifi story they should do very well.
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12:49AM on 10/30/2008
Washington vs. Oldman in a post-apocalyptic movie???

Get a decent director and sign me up ASAP!
Washington vs. Oldman in a post-apocalyptic movie???

Get a decent director and sign me up ASAP!
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10:55PM on 10/29/2008

This sounds cool.

and no Bret Ratner anywhere near it? How can this be?
and no Bret Ratner anywhere near it? How can this be?
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9:56PM on 10/29/2008
The premise sounds pretty cool, but there's so many awesome post-apocalyptic novels (Earth Abides, Dies the Fire, etc.) I wish they'd adapt one of them instead of doing an original story.
The premise sounds pretty cool, but there's so many awesome post-apocalyptic novels (Earth Abides, Dies the Fire, etc.) I wish they'd adapt one of them instead of doing an original story.
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9:55PM on 10/29/2008

Hot Damn!

I am so there! Been waiting for Oldman to return to the dark side forever! Who should see this? [link]!!!"
I am so there! Been waiting for Oldman to return to the dark side forever! Who should see this? [link]!!!"
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9:49PM on 10/29/2008
WTF? A post-apocalyptic film starring Washington and Oldman, and written by a former editor of my favorite magazine? I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone!
WTF? A post-apocalyptic film starring Washington and Oldman, and written by a former editor of my favorite magazine? I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone!
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