* ActingForTwo: Tom Lincoln and Lincoln Six Echo. Technically, Sarah Jordan and Jordan Two Delta, though the Calvin Klein advertisements featuring Creator/ScarlettJohansson weren't specially shot with ''The Island'' in mind.
* NamesTheSame: As a 2006 Creator/PavelLungin film whose title, ''Ostrov'', translates to ''The Island''.
* PlayingAgainstType: A meta-example for Creator/MichaelBay. Compared to his other films this one is relatively light on the action, has some decent atmosphere, and the plot is better developed, if recycled from ''Clonus''. All in all it's not the usual popcorn fare he's most famous for making.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The use of MSN Messenger and the original X-Box logo pretty much dates this futuristic sci-fi thriller.
** Scarlett Johansson was willing to go topless for Lincoln and Jordan's sex scene, but Michael Bay vetoed it.
** Jordan was originally going to be called Ester and become pregnant.
** Michael Bay wanted Lincoln and Merrick's fight scene to be more spectacular, but the budget was running low.