New Inception Photos, Posters, and Character Trailer
06.23.10 by Ryan
With Inception just under a month away, a deluge of promo material has been released. Writer/director Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated thriller dropped 4 new posters and 5 new pictures. Revealed in the latest trailer, the "dream-theft" concept and an introduction of each of the major characters. All this using almost entirely new footage.
Following the previously released character posters, the character trailer shows Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Dom Cobb, is "The Extractor", Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Arthur is "The Point Man", Ellen Page's Ariadne is "The Architect", Tom Hardy's Eames is "The Forger", Marion Cotillard's Mal is "The Shade", and Cillian Murphy's Fischer is "The Mark". Watch the trailer below for more clues to this mysterious movie.
The biggest reveal offered so far is a line halfway through the trailer which states that "dreams within dreams is too unstable." DiCaprio is unconvinced, and that disagreement may be the key to danger DiCaprio faces in the movie. To find out more, fans will have to watch the movie, since the cast have been uniquely quiet about the movie's details. Black Book spoke to Murphy and Ken Watanabe about Inception. Murphy was stubborn about revealing anything about the movie's secrets outside of some sparse plot details.
We’re supposed to keep it a secret! The anticipation is refreshing. People are so impatient. This film has the structure of a heist movie, although not quite that conventional, of course. It’s an existential heist. Chris plays with shifting narratives, like he did in Memento. This one’s equally complex. I don’t know how it was for you, Ken, but when I first got the script, it was a hard read because it’s so visual. I’d never read anything like it in my life.
Watanabe admitted that the script was "confusing" to him during the first read, but was still compelled to make the movie.
I had just wrapped a film in Africa and was on my way back to Japan when I got a call from Chris. He asked me to come to L.A., which is a 16 1/2-hour flight from Dubai. I met with him and he asked, "Are you a skier?" Coincidentally, I was born in snow country, and my father is a ski instructor. He explained the synopsis. His projects are really big so I needed to prepare a lot and also train in English. I wasn’t confident I had enough time before we started shooting, but I thought, this is the first time I’ve been asked to work with the same Hollywood director twice. I need to do this.
Watanabe also says that a great deal of the movie's amazing visuals were kept real on the set.
There wasn't even a green screen when we were shooting so we were always surprised on set. Every day, we were like, wow. He wants to make the experience as realistic as possible for his actors. He built a regular set and then requested a rotating one to simulate zero gravity.
When pressed for more details on the stunt work of the movie, Watanabe would only reveal that he "shot one scene on top of a mountain." Murphy was even more secretive, cryptically ending the interview saying, "You’ll see."