By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros, USA Today
USA Today has taken a closer look at the apocalyptic landscapes for The Book of Eli and with their report has come a few new production photos.
Book of Eli Production Photos
Like many of the post-apocalypse films either recently released or coming soon, The Book of Eli is dependent on its setting. In comes Albuquerque, which provided the perfect landscapes (and weather).
Which is fitting: Eli is about that very subject. Denzel Washington stars as a loner trekking across a post-apocalyptic America with a mysterious book that could be the key to man's salvation. Washington, who shed 55 pounds for the role, recalls storms so rough that crews had to don goggles just to see what they were filming. "There's a reason there's nothing growing out here," he says. "It's land no one wants."
"We had one scene where Denzel had to kill off one of his enemies," he says. "Right after he kills the guy, a little dust storm picks up and blows right over them. It was eerie. We're going to have people thinking an effect was computer-generated, when really it was just from shooting out here."
You can get an example of this eerie setting by checking out the photo below and the rest at USA Today.
Book of Eli
The Book of Eli opens to theaters January 15th, 2010.