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Sean Bean in Bay's The Island
December 15, 2004
National Treasure star Sean Bean will join Ewan McGregor and Scarlett
Johansson in director Michael Bay's The Island at DreamWorks Pictures.
The Hollywood Reporter says Bean, who played Boromir in "The Lord
of the Rings" trilogy, will take on the part of Merick, 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
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