February 17, 2010
'It's not a Christian film. It's a journey.'
So says Allen Hughes, co-director of The Book of Eli, where the Bible is a central character
In an interview with The Final Call, the official newspaper of the Nation of Islam, Allen Hughes, co-director of The Book of Eli, says the film was made to "speak to everybody—Muslims, Christians, Native Americans, Buddhist, Hindus. I call it a oneness. That was the approach we took in filming it, editing it, creating a sound, a score, creating a oneness that if you came in as a Christian or a Muslim you could relate and could see what you wanted to see in it. . . . We both believed it would be great if Christians would embrace it but it's not a Christian film. It's a journey. It's about one man's personal faith and his journey to fulfill his mission in life."
Read the whole interview here.