Nolan Lets Inception Plot Details Slip

A still of Leonardo Dicaprio in Inception
A still of Leonardo Dicaprio in Inception

The LA Times have been talking to director Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT, MEMENTO) about his latest film, INCEPTION, which has so far been buried in secrecy. With only a few months until the film is released, and in the wake of two trailers, no one really seems to know what the plot for INCEPTION actually is. That is, until now.
Apparently the plot sees Leonardo DiCaprio’s (SHUTTER ISLAND, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD) character Dom Cobb as, “a specialist in the new branch of corporate espionage — he’s a dream thief who plucks secrets from the minds of tycoons after pumping them full of drugs and hooking them up to a mysterious contraption”. From the sounds of this plot synopsis and based on the footage we’ve seen so far INCEPTION sounds like itcould be the world’s first existential heist movie. Nolan confirms his intent for the film in the following statement,

I originally wrote it as a heist movie, and heist movies traditionally are very deliberately superficial in emotional terms. They’re frivolous and glamorous, and there’s a sort of gloss and fun to it. I originally tried to write it that way, but when I came back to it I realized that — to me — that didn’t work for a film that 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.

These new pieces of information about INCEPTION only serve to further my excitement for the film, which looks to be yet another clever, visually stunning and psychologically dense offering from Nolan. We’ll know for sure when INCEPTION is released on the 16th of July this summer.