The Hollywood Reporter attended the L.A. premeire of Christopher Nolan’s science fiction film INCEPTION last night, and spoke to the director about the ‘riskiness’ of making an original genre film in today’s market.
“Your perception of risk changes with the proximity of the release of the film. So when it’s an abstract thing, when you’re writing a script and trying to sell it to a studio, it seems like a no-brainer. It’s an exciting world, with tons of action, great cast, it’s going to be great.
Now, with three days out from the release of the movie, I’m like, Jesus Christ, what was I thinking?!”
However, the DARK KNIGHT director added: “You have to be bold these days. The only risk in movies to me, or the worst risk, is taking no risk at all.”
The SF action-thriller is at heart a ‘caper’ film, in which conspirators (lead by Leonardo DiCaprio) pull off heists not of real world goods, but ideas and concepts from other’s minds — by hacking into their dreams.
The cast includes includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN), Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.
INCEPTION premieres Friday, July 16th from Legendary Picures and Warner Brothers.