John Boyega Takes on the Lead Role in "The Book of Eli" Prequel Series

Boyega will also act as executive producer

by Jonas Reichel on January 23, 2024

"The Book of Eli", released in 2010, expanded the apocalypse genre with an exciting and star-studded movie. 14 years later, a prequel series is now being developed. According to initial information, it will be set 30 years before the events of the movie. In the leading role is John Boyega.

As Deadline reports, the "Star Wars" actor will also be an executive producer for the series prequel. "The Book of Eli" tells the story of the lone fighter Eli, who wanders through the destroyed America of 2044 while protecting a mysterious book that is said to have special powers. The series, however, will focus on the nuclear catastrophe and the resulting collapse of civilization.

Currently, it is not expected that Denzel Washington will return for the project in any form whatsoever. There's also no information on the rest of the cast as of yet. However, it is possible that we will see a younger version of the villain Carnegie, played by Gary Oldman.

The series "The Book of Eli" is currently still up for grabs - so it remains to be seen who will ultimately acquire the rights to the project.

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