Shooting Details About Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 6:32 pm,

With the “hush hush” secrecy of Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Inception, any piece of news or information that emerges instantly gets my attention. All we really know about the plot of the film so far is that it’s a “contemporary sci-fi thriller set within the architecture of the mind.”

Beyond that  short plot synopsis, we have the killer cast of Leonardo DiCaprio (who’s role is described as a CEO type); Marion Cotillard (playing DiCaprio’s wife); Ellen Page (DiCaprio’s “sidekick”); Ken Watanabe (who plays a blackmailing villain to DiCaprio’s character); Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy (both characters unknown); Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy (both playing DiCaprio’s work associates).

Today we gladly get some additional information about the mysterious Inception.

A spy report on Inception was put onto IMDB recently and the fairly specific details given attach credibility to the report. The info provided included a location where the film has been shooting and more about the characters each of the cast play. According to the report, shooting took place at the University College London, in such places as the Wilkins’ building (which was transformed using fake signage into the French national library) and the Flaxman Gallery.

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‘Inception’ shooting location – Flaxman Gallery

The Flaxman gallery scene is described in the spy report as Leonardo DiCaprio’s character “being introduced to a graduate student named Ariadne (played by Ellen Page) by Michael Caine’s character, who tells Ariadne that Leo’s character has a job offer for her.”

The spy report gives us more info about Inception’s characters, including that Caine appears to be playing, “a similar character to the one he always plays lately.” Page is described as playing, “a plucky young student,” and DiCaprio is described as a, “moody and focused,” character with a “toying with the toothpick-in-between-the-teeth,” look.

Some of the other various locations that were shot within the UCL included a lecture theater, a reading room and some of the corridors of the library. The shoot only involved DiCaprio, Page and Cain rather than the whole cast; it took place over only one day – the spy report speculates that these scenes can’t be all that “big” within the overall Inception production.

I wonder how long it will be before we get some more officially released details about Nolan’s latest project. Inception certainly has been an intriguing movie so far, largely because of its secrecy. And that awesome cast certainly doesn’t hurt either.

We’ll keep you updated on Inception’s progress and let you know if and when some more official details get released. As far as unofficial details go: a few weeks ago various members of the cast were spotted in Tokyo a little while after the start of production on the film. For more details on this, you can head over to The Playlist.

Are you looking to Christopher Nolan’s Inception at this point, or do you want to know a bit more before you can get excited about it?

Inception is currently filming and is slated for a July 16th, 2010 release.

Sources: IMDB (User: DivisionOfJoy) thanks to /Film

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  1. Definitely looking forward to this, even if it is shrouded in secrecy. I mean this is Christopher Nolan we’re talking about. In the words of Roger Ebert, “The man is yet to make a bad movie”.

  2. DiCaprio’s in it? Well that just ruins the whole movie for me. Pass.

  3. What’s wrong with DiCaprio? Something against one of the most talented actors working today, have we?

  4. Ross, I just can’t stand the guy. I don’t know what it is, but every time I see his face I just want to punch him in the nose. LOL.

  5. Andy S have you seen The Departed? I highly recomend you check it out. Also Body Of Lies a little hit you over the head with it’s message, but a passable movie for sure. Leo was great in both. I honestly hated the guy until I saw Departed which blew my mind.

    I’m looking forward to this amazing cast and Nolan the amazing director.

  6. Nolan is one of the best directors today and probably my favorite. Both of his Batman movies are amazing, The Prestige was incredible and Memento was fantastic. Other than Heath Ledger I think he and a lot of the actors in his movies have gotten jipped when it came to be Oscar time. I am extremely excited for this movie.

  7. Sorry Daniel, I can’t even stand looking at the guy, so I am not going to waste my time watching him. I have never even seen Titanic! I did watch “Catch Me If You Can”, but only for Tom Hanks. Throughout the whole movie I kept hoping that Leo would get sucked into a jet engine of something. Too many good movies out there by other actors that I like to waste time watching DiCraprio’s smugness…

    Oh and, realll mature Algoresnuts. No reason to call anyone a douche bag.

  8. I can’t stand DiCaprio either. I was dragged to Titanic twice (blasted girls) and really can’t stand him in any of his movies. The Departed was horribly overrated. “Let’s just kill everyone at the end”.

  9. @Algoresnuts,

    Erm, how does “shooting details” only have to do with what cameras are being used? It is exactly what it says it is – details about the shooting of the movie. It isn’t titled, “Inception Camera Equipment Details.”

    Oh, and nice calling people a douche. Real classy.

  10. I don’t mind Di Caprio, it depends on the movie he’s in.

    Though I do hope he doesn’t do his normal movie trick and do what he does at the end of most of his movies.

  11. Caprio is an awesome actor and he has talent. To say you want to “punch” him in the face sounds like jealousy to me…

    anyways, I can’t wait for this movie. Nolan is an awesome director.

  12. Andy S and Supermario, it is time for you guys to stop despising people for no reason or for petty reason. The man is not a great actor but he is a very good one. Even if he is a bad actor i think there’s no reason to hate people for whatever they are

  13. Where’s Tom Berenger in the pictoral with the other actors?? Lot’s of anticipation to see the great actor back on the big screen! Good job on this casting.

  14. i dont think that leo dicaprio is a bad actor. the fact that a-list directors hires him for their project. maybe it speaks something about his talent.

  15. I will see it just for Cillian Murphy! What a talented actor, & Leonardos last several movies are very impressive also!