Babylon A.D. (2008)
Movie Companies: MNP Enterprise, Légende Films, 20th Century Fox, Canal Plus
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Producers: Alain Goldman, Mathieu Kassovitz, Eiffel Mattsson (Sweden)
Co-Producer: Selwyn Roberts
Executive Producer: Gary Ungar, Benoît Jaubert, Marc Jenny, Avram ‘Butch’ Kaplan, Eric Cadrieu (Sweden)
Writer: Mathieu Kassovitz; based on Maurice G. Dantec’s sf novel ” Babylon Babies”
Picture: Thierry Arbogast
Music: Atli Örvarsson, RZA, Shavo Odaidijan
Genre: action, science fiction
Budget: 60 million $
Total gross: $72,108,608
MPAA rating: PG-13
Vin Diesel (Toorop), Melanie Thierry (Aurora), Michelle Yeoh (Sister Rebecca), Gerard Depardieu (Gorsky), Mark Strong (Finn), Charlotte Rampling (Neolite Priestess), Lambert Wilson (Dr. Arthur Darquandier), Jérôme Le Banner (Killa), Abraham Belaga, Chris Astoyan (Joseph), Radek Bruna (Karl)
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 charged with delivering a young woman from Russia to Canada learns that she has been manipulated by a synthetic virus and what lies inside her could doom the human race. In the movie, Toorop (Vin Diesel ) is hired by Mafia boss Gorsky (Gerard Depardieu) to deliver a package to New York. To his surprise, the package is a beautiful young woman, Aurora (Melanie Thierry), whose tutor, kickboxing nun Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh), insists on accompanying Toorop on his mission. (StudioCanal)
Previously it was expected that French actor Vincent Cassel would land the role.
The shooting had to be halted for three weeks due to lack of snow. Then a second unit of the production went to Sweden to shoot action sequences with the Slednecks.
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