The Island: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scarlett Johansson is booking passage for The Island, the next project on her slate that she will film.

The actress is in final negotiations to team with Ewan McGregor on the Michael Bay-directed feature for DreamWorks. A Oct. 25 start is being planned on the Caspian Tredwell-Owen script.

"Island" centers on a "harvested being" who suddenly becomes self-aware and tries to escape the utopian facility where he and others are being kept. Johansson will play a woman who is the only one that McGregor's character can trust. She also is pregnant with her "sponsor's" child.

Johansson has also signed on to appear opposite Tom Cruise in the much delayed Mission: Impossible 3; now scheduled to begin shooting in June. And before that, she'll join Wicker Park's Josh Hartnett and The Italian Job's Mark Wahlberg in Brian De Palma's adaptation of James Ellroy’s The Black Dahlia.

Brian B.