Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION to debut before INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Looks like we may get a peek at Mr. Nolan's latest a lot sooner than we expected. After only one month of production on his new film, Warner Bros. will be attaching a teaser for INCEPTION to the reel of trailers to play before INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS when the film opens August 21st.
No word yet on just how much of a trailer, or a tease it will be for that matter, but I imagine it will likely be akin to the first teaser we got for THE DARK KNIGHT. I wouldn't put it past them, though. Remember what they did with a few blue lights, a symbol, and the voice of a madman no one had yet heard? That was enough to ignite a fire of excitement felt 'round the world. Granted, this is not Batman, but I know one writer who gets giddy over anything Christopher Nolan is involved with. I would expect a similar reaction from whatever it is we will see in this trailer.
All in all, I chalk this up to Warner Bros. trying to ride the coattails of Nolan's immense success and gained following with his take on the Batman series, in an effort to create an early buzz. Very early indeed, as the film's current listed release date is July 16th, 2010. Or perhaps it is just following the current trends in movie marketing, where films seem to be advertised earlier and earlier.
Not much is known about INCEPTION at this point, other than the fact that it stars Leonard DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page, as well as a few actors from Nolan's previous work, including Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, and Cillian Murphy. IMDb has the official synopsis as "A CEO-type becomes involved in a blackmailing scandal." It's also been said that the film is "contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind."
As a side note, when I got the chance to chat with Mr. Nolan late last year in THE DARK KNIGHT BD-live chat session, he referred to INCEPTION as an original script that he had been writing and developing over several years' time. Given Nolan's track record of original scripts in the past, I would say we are in for something special with INCEPTION.