Just a few items to help pass the time as we wait for the future.
1. Denzel Washington is going to star in The Book of Eli, a “post-apocalyptic drama” that “focuses on the not-so-distant future where America is a wasteland and a lone warrior . . . fights to bring society the knowledge that is key to its redemption.” The film will be directed by Albert and Allen Hughes, whose last big-screen project was the Jack the Ripper comic-book adaptation From Hell (2001). — Variety, Hollywood Reporter
2. Terminator Salvation director McG sure likes his reading material. Two weeks ago, he said he got his actors to read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road as part of their research for the film. And now he says he got them to read Philip K. Dick‘s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the novel that inspired Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982), as well — and he’s even entertaining the idea of directing his own version of that story. But set aside the remake talk for now; the more interesting question is what his use of that novel suggests about the depiction of the robots in the new Terminator film. — Variety
3. And speaking of the Terminator franchise, Brian Lowry has posted a review of the upcoming season premiere for The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and he says the series “continue[s] to deliver”. — Variety