The Island Trailer


.”Michael Bay (“Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor”) directs the futuristic action
thriller “The Island,” starring Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars: Episodes I, II &
III,” “Moulin Rouge!”) and Scarlett Johansson (“Lost in Translation,” “Girl
With a Pearl Earring”).

Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) is a resident of a seemingly utopian but
contained facility in the mid-21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of
this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to
the “The Island”-reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet-until
he makes a terrible discovery that everything about his existence is a lie
— and that he is actually more valuable dead than alive. Together with a
beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson), Lincoln makes
a daring escape to the outside world he’s never known. Now, with the forces
of the institute that once housed them relentlessly hunting them down,
Lincoln and Jordan engage in a desperate race for their lives.

Rounding out the main cast of “The Island” are OscarR nominee Djimon Hounsou
(“In America,” “Gladiator”) as the leader of the security team pursuing
Lincoln and Jordan; Sean Bean (“National Treasure,” “The Lord of the Rings”
trilogy) as the head of the Institute; Steve Buscemi (“Ghost World,”
“Armageddon”) as a man who befriends Lincoln despite working for the
institute; and OscarR nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (“The Green Mile,”
“Armageddon”) as another resident who is elated and envied when he is
selected to go to “The Island.”

Michael Bay directed “The Island” from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman (TV’s
“Alias”) & Roberto Orci (TV’s “Alias”) and Caspian Tredwell-Owen (“Beyond
Borders”), based on a story by Tredwell-Owen. Walter F. Parkes (“The Ring,”
“Gladiator”), Michael Bay, Ian Bryce (“Spider-Man,” “Saving Private Ryan”)
and Laurie MacDonald (“The Ring,” “Men in Black”) are producing. “The
Island” is a co-production of Warner Bros. Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures,
with Warner Bros. distributing the film internationally in Summer 2005 and
DreamWorks handling the U.S. release on July 22, 2005.”

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