The Island

Last Update: 07 Aug 2005
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Sean joins Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson in director Michael Bay's
The Island at DreamWorks Pictures. Sean takes on the part of Merrick, the
chief antagonist.
In the futuristic action thriller, 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. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence
is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human
clones whose only purpose is to provide "spare parts" for their original human
counterparts. Realizing it is only a matter of time before he is "harvested,"
Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan
Two-Delta (Johansson). Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister
institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for
their lives to literally meet their makers.

Rounding out the main cast of The Island are Djimon Hounsou as the head
of the security team sent to hunt down Lincoln and Jordan; Steve Buscemi
as a man who befriends Lincoln despite working for the institute; and Oscar
nominee Michael Clarke Duncan as another resident who is unaware of his fate
when he is selected to go to "The Island."

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Production started on October 25, 2004 in Los Angeles, with locations in
Los Angeles, Nevada, and Detroit. Sean began filming in early January 2005
in Los Angeles and finished in early February 2005.

See pictures from the New York and London premieres of The Island here.


The cast of 'The Island' poses at the preview of the Dreamworks feature
July 11, 2005 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. They are from left to right,
Sean Bean, Djimon Hounsou, director Michael Bay, Scarlett Johansson,
Michael Clarke Duncan and Steve Buscemi.
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(Sean's pictured with Georgina Sutcliffe)

Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson and Sean at the London premiere of The Island
at the Odeon Leicester Square, Sunday August 7, 2005.
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Visit The Island Press and Review Archive here.
Watch Sean behind the scenes! (link takes you to Yahoo Movies)
Visit the Official Island website.
Read The Island Production Notes


Sean Bean
Steve Buscemi
Michael Clarke Duncan
Djimon Hounsou
Scarlett Johansson
Ewan McGregor

Jordan Two-Delta
Lincoln Six-Echo



Produced by

Futuristic Action Thriller
DreamWorks/Warner Bros.


Associate Producers

Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Michael Bay, Ian Bryce
Steve Saeta, Josh McLaglen, Heidi Fugeman, Kenny Bates

Directed by

Michael Bay
Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

Running time
Release Dates

Premiere Screenings

127 minutes
22 July 2005 (wide - North America)
12 Aug 2005 (UK)
28 July 2005 (Australia)
07 Aug 2005 (UK)
11 Jul 2005 (USA)



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