Trailer Watch: Vin Diesel in Babylon A.D.

The full theatrical trailer for Vin Diesel’s upcoming sci-fi actioner, Babylon AD, is up courtesy IGN Movies. In the film, which was based on the Maurice Dantec novel Babylon Babies, Diesel stars as a mercenery who “agrees to escort a woman from Russia to Germany, not realizing that she’s the host for an organism that a cult wants to harvest into a genetically-modified Messiah.”

Despite the waaaay overused temp soundtrack music (“Lux Aeterna,” originally from Clint Mansell’s Requiem for a Dream soundtrack) and a whole lot of generic sci-fi gobbledygook, the trailer’s “money shot” is pretty damn sweet. This one could be fun, if they’ve got a lot more up their sleeve than just a few cool special effects.

Gérard Depardieu, Michelle Yeoh, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Strong, Radek Bruna, Melanie Thierry and Lambert Wilson co-star; Mathie Kassovitz (Gothika) directs. Babylon AD arrives in the US on August 29.

Posted on June 10, 2008 at 14:49 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Pete
    on 2008-06-11 at 09:07

    I’m a sucker for Vin and sci-fi. I’m in.

  2. Written by Janus
    on 2008-06-13 at 10:06

    Gerard Depardieu, Vin Diesel, and Michelle Yeoh in the same movie together? That’ll reset a lot of people’s Bacon numbers!

  3. Written by Fem
    on 2008-06-27 at 07:20

    Michelle Yeoh is fabulous.
    Also, Vin Diesel shines in sci-fi roles.

    It looks great, definitely going to watch it :)

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