Babylon A.D. is a 2008 French science fiction action film based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec. The film was directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and stars Vin Diesel. The film is set in an anomic landscape in 2058. Hugo Toorop (Vin Diesel), a former smuggler and now a mercenary, is approached by a Russian mobster, named Gorsky (Gérard Depardieu), who instructs him to bring a young woman (Mélanie Thierry) to New York City. During the trip, the teen demonstrates unusual powers and knowledge, and Toorop learns about her mysterious past.