It was bound to happen eventually. A new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Inception just went up online and it basically gives away the whole movie. There even a line Leonardo DiCaprio says that hints at how the film may twist in the third act. But there’s a lot of new footage and afterward, I wish I hadn’t seen it. There are so many cool shots and while I have no problem finding out about the basic premise or even general descriptions of the characters, I think this trailer gives too much away. When you cut and release a trailer like that, how does that not feel like you wasted a year on total secrecy?
I will say that they premiered the trailer in an interesting fashion by having it show up inside the Inception online game, Mind Crime [discovered by the good folks at Nolan Fans]. You will have to track down a movie theater inside the game and then walk into it. If you don’t have a problem with that, then head over to the website. Otherwise, I’m sure Warner Bros. will be releasing the trailer outside of the game in the near future.
Hit the jump to read the official synopsis (it doesn’t spoil the film). Inception hits theaters on July 16th.
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.