Ewan McGregor is in talks to star in a new sci-fi film called 'The Island' for 'Armageddon' director Michael Bay.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the film tells the story of a "harvested being" trying to escape from the utopian facility where he is being kept.

Shooting on the film is set to begin in the autumn.

McGregor was most recently seen on Irish cinema screens in Tim Burton's latest movie 'Big Fish'.