The Mathieu Kassovitz-directed “Babylon AD,” budgeted at $60 million, has resumed shooting in the Czech Republic after a two-week hiatus reports Variety.
Production delays and various crew retrenchments have cost the production both time and money, as has more unpredictable events like uncooperative weather. There is also pressure on them to vacate Prague’s Barrandov Studios as the “Narnia” sequel is scheduled to shoot there very soon.
Vin Diesel plays a mercenary hired to escort a young woman (Melanie Thierry) who has been genetically tampered with, containing a virus that could destroy the human race. Michelle Yeoh plays a nun accompanying the young girl, and Charlotte Rampling also stars.
The three key actors are due on Friday in the Czech city of Ostrava, where they will spend the next week shooting scenes for the futuristic action-thriller based on a cult novel by Maurice Dantec.
Other actors await word on when they’re to shoot their scenes, filming that should have been shot at the end of February. Fox will release the film next Summer.