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Lincoln Six-Echo

The Island

Release Date: July 22, 2005

Lincoln Six-Echo (Ewan McGregor, ER†) 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 (Scarlett Johansson, Match Point). 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 (Amistad) 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 Michael Clarke Duncan as another resident who is unaware of his fate when he is selected to go to The Island.

From the moment he came onto The Island, director Michael Bay knew he had to balance two different approaches to the film. "I wanted to make a fun, enjoyable summer movie, but there is also a very human core to the story that deals with the whole question of 'if we could have a clone, would we?' We definitely did not intend to beat people over the head with it, but I wanted to give audiences a taste of the moral question...and then take them on a ride."

†In a role for which McGregor was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • EWAN MCGREGOR,
  • SCARLETT JOHANSSON,
  • DJIMON HOUNSOU,
  • SEAN BEAN,
  • STEVE BUSCEMI,
  • MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN
DIRECTOR
  • MICHAEL BAY
SCREENWRITERS
  • CASPIAN TREDWELL-OWEN AND ALEX KURTZMAN & ROBERTO ORCI, FROM A STORY BY CASPIAN TREDWELL-OWEN
PRODUCERS
  • MICHAEL BAY,
  • IAN BRYCE,
  • WALTER F. PARKES
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • MAURO FIORE
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • NIGEL PHELPS
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • DEBORAH L. SCOTT
EDITORS
  • PAUL RUBELL,
  • CHRISTIAN WAGNER
COMPOSER
  • STEVE JABLONSKY