Warner Bros. Pictures has joined DreamWorks on the production of Michael Bays THE ISLAND, reports HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The two studios will share the cost of the $100 million film with DreamWorks distributing the film in the U.S. and Warner taking the film internationally. Caspian Tredwell-Owen wrote the original screenplay, with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci turning other drafts. Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ian Bryce are producing.
The story chronicles a harvested beings journey to self-awareness and his struggles to escape the island in which he is confined. Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson are set to star. The studios hope to star filming this month with a release date set for July 22, 2005.