Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone) has boarded The Book of Eli, joining Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis in the Alcon-financed drama that Warner Bros. will distribute.

According to Variety, Allen and Albert Hughes will direct the film.

Stevenson will play an enforcer dispatched to kill Eli (Washington) as he fights his way across the American wasteland, protecting a sacred book that may hold the key to saving humanity.

Production is set to begin in February.