Fox, Canal Plus to build ‘Babylon’

Twentieth Century Fox and Canal Plus have reached a deal to co-finance “Babylon A.D.,” a big-budget futuristic thriller to be directed by Mathieu Kassovitz from his script.Inspired by Maurice Dantec novel “Babylon Babies,” 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.

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