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Looking in on more films

Here’s some news on a few films I’ve recently stumbled across with more overt religious and faith themes:

Babylon A.D. Via, this film follows veteran-turned-mercenary (Vin Diesel) who "agrees to escort a woman from Russia to Germany, not realizing that she's the host for an organism that a cult wants to harvest into a genetically-modified Messiah." The film is based on a novel by Maurice G. Dantec, who is an interesting character himself and reportedly has a deep interest in Christianity. Also stars well-known actors Gérard Depardieu and Michelle Yeoh. Due out Feb. 29, 2008.

Come Closer. Via, this film story "concerns a woman who may be possessed by unseen forces or simply may be losing her mind." Based on the novel (which Barnes and Noble compares to The Exorcist or Rosmary’s Baby) by New Orleans based Sara Gran, who on her website describes herself as “writer, astrologer, cryptobotanist.” Cryptobotanist? That would be someone who studies plants which aren’t known to science but may have living examples.

The Heaven Project. Via imdb, this film is a "harrowing and frightening thriller about a man who has everything he's ever loved stripped away from him; and to earn his life and family back, he must face obstacles of mystical origins, endure countless tests of his faith, struggle with his own sanity, and explore the depth and the power of his soul." Interestingly, the film stars Paul Walker, who's (according to Variety) releasing the film under the shingle of his new production company, Be Good. Walker grew up Morman and attended a Christian highschool, though (according to Wikipedia) he reportedly no longer practices his faith.

Also, check out Peter Chattaway’s update on an upcoming Noah screenplay in the works by Darren Aronofksy (The Fountain). And David Goyer signs on to direct the X-Men spin-off Magneto, a blast to the past flick that is slated to follow “Magneto improving his powers to hunt down the Nazi war criminals that tortured him. Magneto's lust for vengeance turns him and Xavier into enemies.”