Saturday, January 02, 2010

Christopher Nolan's "Inception" Trailer Released....But Movie is Still a Mystery

Time will tell whether Christopher Nolan, the brilliant mind behind "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," will go down as my favorite director of all time. And this summer will be the true test of Nolan's talent and originality as he brings a new movie to the screen that may be entirely his own material. (The poster says "written and directed by Christopher Nolan" but I don't know if there is source material involved; and Nolan isn't saying) All we know is what can be gleaned from the movie posters, which proclaim "Your Mind is the Scene of the Crime," the trailers that have finally been released and the IMDb synopsis that gives the following brief description....Corporations have developed a technology to enter dreams to extract information from certain peoples' heads. A CEO (Leonardo DiCaprio) enters dreams and things begin to escalate, taking a turn for the worst... Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine, the cast is certainly intriguing. But truly, I'm mostly interested in seeing if Nolan can deliver on something that isn't based on Batman or co-written with his brother Jonathan. Go here to check out the trailers for "Inception" and tell me what you think.

4 comments:

Stormy70 said...

I have loved Christopher Nolan since Memento, Batman was just icing on the cake. I highly recommend it.

S.M.D. said...

I have no clue what this is about, but I want to see it! It looks totally weird and awesome.

Mike Johnstone said...

The trailer does look very interesting, indeed.

(Nolan, though, of course, delivered with Memento and The Prestige before taking over the Batman franchise. He's possibly one of the best screenwriters today.)

SQT said...

Nolan is awesome. He didn't really fall on my radar until "Batman Begins," and the Batman movies are still my favorites with him at the helm. "Memento" has Johnathan Nolan credited as the writer and "The Prestige" has both Jonathan and Christopher listed as writers. "Inception" appears to be solely Christopher's baby. I'm really interested to see how that one turns out.