Trivia / Babylon A.D.

  • Creator Backlash: Babylon A.D. was hit with this before it even came out. The director, Matthieu Kassovitz, has been quite open about how his initial vision of a dark but thoughtful cyberpunk world was edited beyond all recognition and turned into "a bad episode of 24." (For context, Rotten Tomatoes rates this movie at 7% freshness.)
  • Old Shame: Matthieu Kassovitz (the French director) does not remember this movie well, notably because of Vin Diesel ("a completely idiot actor" according to him) and a heavy dose of Executive Meddling from 20th Century Fox. To him the film ended up like a "bad episode of 24".
  • Troubled Production: As the film's development was hellish from A to Z, the final product bombed hard and was disavowed by its own director, Matthieu Kassovitz. A making-of called Fucking Kassovitz was released in 2011 to reveal the extent of the disaster behind the scenes.