Trailer for Babylon A.D., an English language science fiction action movie based on the novel Babylon Babies by French-born Canadian writer Maurice Georges Dantec. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, the film is a joint production between France, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The cast includes Vin Diesel, Melanie Thierry, Michelle Yeoh, Lambert Wilson, Mark Strong, Jerome Le Banner, Charlotte Rampling and Gerard Depardieu. In cinemas in the US next month.
Official intro by 20th Century Fox… “Vin Diesel stars as a mercenary hired to deliver a package from the ravages of post apocalyptic Eastern Europe to a destination in the teeming megalopolis of New York City. The “package” is a mysterious young woman with a secret.”
The woman isn’t that secretive anymore after you watch the video; trailers reveal too much these days. It doesn’t impress me regardless; the actions and techs seem a bit ordinary for a scifi production and the actors look boring. Frankly, a movie is usually poor if the teaser is bad to begin with.
Michelle Yeoh fights again
The only reason I’m considering watching this is because of my fellow countrywoman Michelle Yeoh. She’s starring as a nun who’s also the guardian of Aurora, aka the mysterious woman. Not sure if it’s a good or bad thing but most of her roles are martial art related these days.
Michelle is also starring in another Hollywood film, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which is hitting the theatres in the same month. And yes, looks like she’s a kungfu fighter yet again. On second though, it has to be a good thing to get these exposures in Hollywood regardless of the roles.
As part of a successful franchise, The Mummy – also starring Brendan Fraser, Jet Li and Maria Bello etc. – will probably fare better than Babylon in the box office. Good luck to both films.