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Sneak peek of The Island this Saturday

by on Jul.07, 2005, under Movies

The Island, directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon) and starring Ewan McGregor (Star Wars) and Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), opens in theaters July 22nd, but there is a public sneak preview this Saturday (7/9). Check your local theater listings. The premise: “Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) and Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson) are among the hundreds of residents of a contained facility in the mid-21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, everything about their day-to-day lives is monitored, seemingly for their own good. The only way out?and the hope they all share?is to be chosen to go to the The Island, reportedly the last uncontaminated spot in the world following an ecological disaster that took the lives of everyone on the planet?except them. Recently plagued by unexplained nightmares, Lincoln is restless and increasingly questioning of the restrictions placed on his life. But he is unprepared for the truth when his growing curiosity leads to the terrible discovery that everything about his existence is a lie, that The Island is a cruel hoax?and that he, Jordan and everyone they know are actually more valuable dead than alive.” Vaguely Logan’s Run-ish, but sounds promising. I need a babysitter…and for a bit of viral marketing, check out the web sites for Merrick Biotech, the Clone Watch group, and an online petition demanding an explanation…



2 Comments for this entry

  • Anonymous Coward

    Saw this when it was “Parts: The Clonus Horror”

    No really. This movie is a remake of a bad 70’s scifi movie. MST3K did a good riff on it. If you’d like to see the original, albeit with MST3K, check it out here:

    http://dapcentral.org/modules.php?op=modload&name= MasterList2&file=index&show=1&ep=0811&func=detail

    I have a strong feeling this is going to make a lot of money yet will get the same respect Armageddon has today in 6 months time…