ComingSoon has a new Warner Bros. UK TV spot for Christopher Nolan’s Inception up. And it has a little bit of everything in it. Just looking at this clip reminds one of The Matrix, 2012, Dark City, and hell, even Runaway Train (that was a nice touch, I thought). Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Tom Berenger, Dileep Rao and Michael Caine.
Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) is a skilled thief in the art of “extraction”, stealing 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 valuable in corporate espionage. In one last job, he must cause an “inception” — instead of stealing an idea, he must plant one (via Wikipedia).
I’m liking what I’m seeing here. I also like that Nolan is recycling his resources in the form of Murphy, Watanabe and of course Michael Caine. Very green of him. Plus, I know how hard it is for those guys to get work.
Inception opens on July 16th.