As part of the viral campaign for this summer’s Inception, the sci-fi mindbender directed by Christopher Nolan, Warner Bros. has sent out a manual for “Dream-Share” employees. Though it’s covered in black ink to hide content that’s too top secret for those outside the inner circle, the handbook is separated into the following chapters:
- Environment Creation
- The Dream/Waking World Relationship
- The Hostile Subconscious
- Warfare in the Dream
- Interrogation Techniques
I like the pretty pictures, but it’s all way over my head. If you want to attempt to parse out some details for yourself, you can find scans of the manual after the jump.
Here’s the official synopsis for Inception, which will hit theaters on July 16, 2010:
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.
The scans come courtesy of Wired. Click for high res.