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    New Vin Diesel film features Slednecks-piloted Polaris snowmobiles

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Tuesday, September 2, 2008


    Combine two names that are synonymous with action – actor Vin Diesel and Slednecks, the extreme snowmobile video company – and the result is Polaris snowmobiles flipping and flying high above Sweden in the new action movie, “Babylon A.D.”
     
    The 20th Century Fox film in U.S. theaters now, features Slednecks riders Paul Thacker and Chris Burandt launching their sleds across the big screen while being pursued by rocket-launching military aircraft.
     
    According to John Keegan, co-owner of Slednecks, his firm’s involvement in the movie started last spring.
     
    “Slednecks received a phone call from legendary Hollywood stunt man Bob Brown about a film he was working on,” Keegan said. “He was looking for some help in regards to developing the best snowmobile chase and stunt scene for the upcoming ‘Babylon A.D.’ sci-fi film featuring Vin Diesel. We gladly helped out with equipment, consulting, sending our Polaris sleds, and of course sending two of the best riders in the world to be part of this epic scene.”
     
    Brown and Diesel reportedly lobbied the producers to add the snowmobile action scene to the film. So, Burandt and Thacker packed their sleds, passports and riding skills and headed to Europe, where they enjoyed a great movie-making experience.
     
    If this all sounds a tad familiar, it may be because we broke the story in our Oct. 2007 issue (see pg.13). To learn more and to see trailers and ads for the film, visit www.babylonmovie.com or www.slednecks.com.
     

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