Babylon A.D. Director in End of the World MNP

By Nix
May 21st, 2008

Frenchman actor/director Mathieu Kassovitz (pictured, left) wants to head into space to witness the end of the world — or at least, that seems to be the premise of Kassovitz’s upcoming movie, “MNP” — the name of the first space station. Kassovitz describes the upcoming sci-fi film as “technologically heavy” and one of his dream projects. The movie will star two American actors, surrounded by international faces.

The Hollywood Reporter has more:

The technologically heavy “end of the world” project will utilize special planes that are able to simulate a zero gravity environment for 25 seconds. MNP will work closely with space stations and aeronautical organizations to prepare for the complex project that is set to start shooting in 2011.

“This is my ultimate movie. Everything we’ve done until now has been preparing us to be able make this movie,” Kassovitz said.

Since the film is scheduled to shoot in 2011, that means the earliest it can be released is 2012, which is a loooooong way off. But hey, if something is your dream project, or as Kassovitz puts it, his “ultimate movie”, I guess preparing for it 3 years in advance is probably a good idea.

Kassovitz’s “Babylon A.D.”, starring Vin Diesel, is scheduled to be release Stateside in August.

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