Babylon A.D.


Vin Diesel and Mélanie Thierry star in Mathieu Kassowitz’s sci-fi action-adventure, set in a dystopian future where corporations rule the cities. Mercenary Toorop (Diesel) is hired by Gorsky (Gérard Depardieu) to pick up a ‘package’ from Kyrgyzstan and deliver it, via Russia, Alaska and Canada, to the high priestess (Charlotte Rampling) of a new religion in New York. The package turns out to be a young woman, Aurora (Thierry), who’s accompanied by a nun, Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh). But as the journey progresses, Aurora demonstrates other-worldly powers and, for Toorop, what began as simply a job turns into a quest for redemption, as he tries to guard Aurora from the various factions that either wish her harm or want to claim her powers for their own use.

Babylon A.D. – Saturday 11.20pm on Channel 4