CHRISTOPHER NOLAN has nurtured the idea of what can only be described as 'The Existential Heist' for the better part of a decade... Looking back on Nolan's track record, almost everything he's done has been the equivalent of 'Slight of Hand Storytelling'--- from the mindbending, backward-stylings of MEMENTOto finding 'true magic' between 2 illusionists in THE PRESTIGE to the success application of 'Chaos Theory' in the now legendary THE DARK KNIGHT--- Nolan has positioned himself to now introduce his biggest trick yet. The sci-fi actioner INCEPTION has been, without a doubt, one of the closest kept secrets in Hollywood.
Even then, seeing has how Nolan has also proven to be a master of misdirection, knowing anything about the project at this stage can realistically be considered purposeful. Welcome back to PLANET GRIFFIN.
Sporting an international cast with locales to match, INCEPTION is about the next unexplored level since plugging into the MATRIX--- dreams. DOM COBB (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a master thief, though not of physical trinkets or money... Dom specializes in stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious mind during its most vulnerable point--- the dream state.
In the world of corporate espionage, Cobb's viewed as a Morpheus figure; an international fugitive that the world's not ready for... Of course, Cobb's offered a shot at redemption if he can pull off the impossible: Inception. Rather than steal an idea, Cobb and his team must plant one.
Like all impossible missions, nothing is ever what it seems, and Cobb and company must now fight an enemy that seemingly knows their every move... An enemy that only Cobb could've seen coming... Hence, the movie's infamous tagline: Your mind is the scene of the crime.
Personally, I can't wait for July 16th when the film opens... And once you realize Nolan's track record has yet to see one disappointment, you too may bear witness to the next big thing!