The guys over at VinXperience has your first look at the upcoming Vin Diesel sci-fi actioner “Babylon A.D.”, a $80 million dollar movie adapted from the novel “Babylon Babies” by Maurice Dantec. It’s actually not much of a teaser trailer (to download it, right click here and save), more like behind-the-scenes footage intercut with some trailer material. It actually looks like a very action-heavy movie, and Michelle Yeoh has a bigger role in it than you might think. Coming off flops like “The Chronicles of Riddick” and “Find Me Guilty”, you gotta wonder how many more $80 million dollar movies Vin Diesel will get to front.
The 20th Century Fox and Canal Plus project was inspired by Maurice Dantec novel “Babylon Babies.” The story is set in the near future and concerns genetic manipulation. In the book, a mercenary (Vin Diesel) is charged with delivering a young woman from Russia to Canada. He learns that she has been manipulated by a synthetic virus and what lies inside her could doom the human race.
The film stars Vin Diesel, Melanie Thierry, Michelle Yeoh, Gerard Depardieu, Mark Strong, Charlotte Rampling, Jamel Debouzze, Lambert Wilson. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz (“Gothika”).
“Babylon A.D.” arrives February 29th, 2008.
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