Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Vin Diesel is the last action hero in BABYLON A.D.

Vin Diesel, yes, the guy from THE PACIFIER, is finally trying to break out of his children's PG movie mold by, get this- playing a ex-veteran mercenary who takes a dangerous job in which he must escort a gorgeous young woman from Mother Russia to Father China in a futuristic BLADE RUNNER-esque world. Strangely enough, the woman is special. No, she isn't the only pregnant female in a infertile population, she is actually host to an organism that a cult direly wants to produce it's own genetically engineered version of the Messiah. Wicked. So ya, the trailer is actually really fun and impressive and looks to be a great watch. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, who I believe was in Spielberg's MUNICH, also directed the only film that has made Penelope Cruz look unattractive, GOTHIKA.
But this, BABYLON A.D. does look very...exciting. The trailer looks like a futuristic version of THE TRANSPORTER complete with bald headed protagonist, mixed with a CHILDREN OF MEN-ish plotline with REQUIEM FOR A DREAM soundtrack, yes it does look intense indeed. Don't take my word for it though, here's the trailer from IGN. Baw siÄ™ dobrze.

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