According to Allocine.fr (via VinXperience, French movie paper Le Film Français is reporting that Vin Diesel will star in Babylon A.D., a big-budget futuristic thriller to be directed by Mathieu Kassovitz (The Crimson Rivers, Gothika) from his script. The 20th Century Fox and Canal Plus project was inspired by Maurice Dantec novel "Babylon Babies." The 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. Previously it was expted that French actor Vincent Cassel would land the role. Diesel can next be seen in the courtroom dramedy, Find Me Guilty. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=13054 Canal Plus will distribute Babylon A.D. in Europe while Fox gets domestic and overseas territories outside Europe. The movie will shoot in Eastern Europe and Canada in June.