Yes, more from this month's print edition of Empire magazine (not online yet).
This time it's Christopher Nolan talking about "Inception" and everyone seems seems to be ravenous about the details.
Once again, it seems these details confirm that InContention's spoiler-ish report about the plot, written late last summer, are correct. It's interesting how every little thing said sort of slowly unravels the puzzle (and/or confirms what has been said to be the basic storyline).
[We'll be discussing some of these spoilers in detail from here on in, so if you don't want to know anything about "Inception," don't read on. Really].
Essentially, one of the alleged main plot points of "Inception" is that it's about a crew of people trying to steal the technology to enter people's dreams. And Nolan definitely eludes to this and all but confirms the rumored concept.
"Basically the film deals with levels of reality, and perceptions of reality which is something I'm very interested in. Its an action film set in a contemporary world, but with a slight science-fiction bent to it. Cobb [Leonardo DiCaprio's character], who is the center of things and expert in a particular technology that the film revolves around, has put this team around him [Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon Levitt]. It's very much an ensemble film structured somewhat as a heist movie. It's an action adventure that spans the globe."Dunno about you, but that pretty much seals the deal, a "particular technology" a "heist" film? This all jives with the report that DiCaprio's character is less of a hero and more of a thief of sorts (stealing the dream technology).
The special effects guy on the picture, Chris Corbould, tells the magazine, " 'Inception' is a very different picture from 'The Dark Knight.' That and 'Batman Begins' were a certain genre that we all know and love, whereas this film seems very bizarre.
Sounds like Nolan took the heady, enigmatic approach of "Memento" and "The Prestige" and got Warner Bros. to foot the bill of an $150 million dollar action art film. It kind of keeps sounding better and better frankly.
Here's our guess. You know how "Memento" and "The Prestige" center on flawed protagonists and it ends badly for them? Same thing with "Inception," especially when you have a morally dubious protagonist like DiCaprio's Cobb looks to be.