Monday, May 24, 2010

DiCaprio: "Inception"

Sneak Peek new character posters supporting Warners upcoming, psychological thriller "Inception", from director Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight").

Also written and produced by Nolan, "Inception" stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Tom Berenger, Dileep Rao and Michael Caine.

Scheduled to be released in both conventional and IMAX theaters July 16, 2010, premise of "Inception" follows 'Cobb' (DiCaprio), a skilled thief in the art of 'inception', who steals secrets from the mind's subconscious, during the 'dream state', (when the mind is at its most vulnerable), making his ability valuable in corporate espionage.

"Inception" was first developed by Nolan, "exploring the idea of people sharing a dream space, entering a dream space and sharing a dream. That gives you the ability to access somebody’s subconscious. What would that be used and abused for?"

"I tried to work that idea of manipulation and management of a conscious dream being a skill that these people have...And the only outlandish idea that the film presents, really, is the existence of a technology that allows you to enter and share the same dream as someone else".

The story "relies so heavily on the idea of the interior state, the idea of dream and memory. I realized I needed to raise the emotional stakes, with the emotional journey of DiCaprio's character, the driving force of the movie".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Inception"...