I’ve actually been trying to avoid finding out what Christopher Nolan’s Inception will involve as it’s been a while since I’ve gone to watch a film without knowing 70% of what happens from all the trailers, TV spots etc. Inception presented the opportunity to be genuinely surprised as it all unfolds on the big screen, and with Nolan directing I knew it wouldn’t disappoint.
Alas, Warner Bros. today released an official synopsis for the film, and while I now know the basic outline of the story (which sounds fascinating) it hasn’t spoiled anything.
Eyeball it below:
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible–inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
Inception will be released on July 16th and, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio, the film stars Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy and Michael Caine.
Here’s the trailer: