Just a few days after an IMDB report which described it appeared online, and after playing before Inglourious Basterds in theaters, we now have the first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's Inception to view for ourselves! It comes to us after months of mystery and speculation surrounding the movie, pertaining to even just the simple premise.
The trailer does little to remedy that, but is cool as hell nonetheless.
So far with Inception we've had some set images, a set report, some character names/short descriptions and an enigmatic short plot outline of, "A contemporary sci-fi thriller set within the architecture of the mind," to go on. All of that hasn't really given us much insight into what the movie is actually about. A rumored plot outline has been circulating that described the film as being about entering people's dreams and planting/retrieving information, but that has not been confirmed as genuine (although it sounds plausible to me).
The teaser trailer is exactly that... a teaser, showing little actual footage and still not giving us much regarding what the movie is about. Basically it plays up the fact that Nolan directed the mega success that is/was The Dark Knight, and tightens the tension throughout. It's not much to go on, but it's still a very well done teaser for what it is. Enjoy:
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What the hell is going on in that hallway?! It looks like they're in a hallway that is either being turned on some sort of swivel, or the gravity has been removed/lessened. With all this talk of entering dreams and being, "set within the architecture of the mind," I wouldn't be surprised if that was some sort of Matrix style fight sequence dreamt by Leonardo DiCaprio's character. And what's with that weird silver spinning top (which can also be found on the film's official website)? I could go on and on with the questions...
The trailer is certainly fulfilling its purpose with me: Teasing with a little bit of footage and getting my mind buzzing as to what it could all mean.
I can't wait to see what a FULL trailer will show us...
Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. It is (of course) directed by Christopher Nolan.
What do you make of the first teaser for Inception? Any ideas what the story will be about going by the vague hints in this trailer?
Inception is currently filming and has a release date of July 16th, 2010.