Trivia / The Island

  • Acting for Two: Tom Lincoln and Lincoln Six Echo. Technically, Sarah Jordan and Jordan Two Delta, though the Calvin Klein advertisements featuring Scarlett Johansson weren't specially shot with The Island in mind.
  • Name's the Same: As a 2006 Pavel Lungin film whose title, Ostrov, translates to The Island.
  • Playing Against Type: A meta-example for Michael Bay. 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.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The use of MSN Messenger and the original X-Box logo pretty much dates this futuristic sci-fi thriller.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • 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.