Warner Bros. has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming mind-bending action film Inception. In a weird way, I don’t feel spoiled by this piece. Perhaps it’s because the most recent trailer already gave away too much. What I took away from this new featurette was the extensive used of practical effects in the film. I’m a huge supporter of practical effects and with the kind of visuals Nolan is pulling off in this movie, it’s fascinating to see how he did it. This brief glimpse makes me excited for the special features on the DVD/Blu-ray even though I haven’t seen the movie yet.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette. Inception hits theaters on July 16th.
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For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for Inception:
In theatres and IMAX on July 16
(Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Producers: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
Executive Producer: Chris Brigham, Thomas Tull
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine
Sci-Fi Action. Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible–inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
This movie has been rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout.