Sean Bean has joined the cast of "The Island" for DreamWorks and director Michael Bay. Bean, who played Boromir in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, will take on the part of Merick, the chief antagonist in the film, which stars Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. The script by Caspian Tredwell-Owen centers on a harvested being who becomes self-aware and tries to escape the utopia where he lives. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci co-wrote the script. Marc Haimes is overseeing for the studio. Bean will next appear in "Flightplan" opposite Jodie Foster. He recently completed the lead role in "The Dark," playing opposite Maria Bello, and can be seen in "National Treasure." Bean is repped by CAA, Seven Summits and ICM in London.
Not that I'm complaining, but - the "chief antagonist." **sigh**
Found through SideshowWeta.com.
And a few pictures behind the cut. Only six, but they're kinda big. :)
(all images taken from The Bean Box)