Oh “Inception.” We all want to know more about you. And yet director Chris Nolan, the man behind such outstanding efforts as “Memento” and “Batman Begins,” has put the lockdown on his actors. No one will talk about this thing. All we have is a mind-bogglingly cool trailer and lots of indirect hints.
All of this mystery brings me back a decade to 1999, when people were beside themselves with excitement about “The Matrix” based primarily on a similarly badass trailer. I don’t want to elevate my expectations too high, but Nolan’s track record sort of speaks for itself. And hearing what Cillian Murphy had to say about the movie in a recent interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, I’m even more excited.
“This is my third film with Chris,” Murphy said. “He showed me the whole script. It’s very very complex and amazing. I’m hugely excited for next year when it comes out.”
We’re glad that you think the script is great and everything, but how about the story? Care to share any details, Mr. Murphy?
“It’s conceptual. It doesn’t fit into any genre,” he explained. “There are elements of different types of things in it but it is all from Chris’ imagination. I’ve never read anything close to it before.”
Imagine that: in this world oversaturated with of remakes and sequels, “Inception” aims to deliver some original ideas. If Murphy’s comments are accurate, that is. The actor has seen the entire script, and he spent five weeks shooting his part in London. We’ll be waiting until July 2010 for any real answers, and here’s hoping that Nolan keeps a lid on his surprises until then.