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The latest issue of Empire Magazine contains a detailed spread of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Inception (July 16) along with exclusive essays and interviews with actors.
Spending four days on the set of the film and one in the edit suite, Empire Magazine gained access to the magic behind the summer’s most anticipated science fiction heist. Just 85 miles west of Calgary, Empire interviewed Chris Corbould, the man who built the Batmobile and the Batpod, inside a giant fortress that took three months to construct, Leonardo DiCaprio on why Nolan enjoys shooting the action with his handheld cameras and finally Christopher Nolan on how his new film about Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a specialist in the art of constructing dreams to extract information, feels like a Bond film.
Nolan states, “This is absolutely my Bond movie. I’ve been plundering ruthlessly from the Bond movies in everything I’ve done, forever.” Specifically, Inception’s action takes place in the world of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service on several levels of dream reality. Nolan revealed this film would not only be his Bond movie, but also a love story, something very different from the sci-fi thriller “set within the architecture of the mind” he spoke of to audiences at WonderCon. Another engaging aspect of this feature included dream expert Ryan Hurd, author of Sleep Paralysis: A Dreamer's Guide, speaking on the science of Inception and providing insight on whether the technology could really work.
With an estimated 170 million dollar budget, a solid filmmaking record and the guts to make a film about the architecture of dreams that according to Cillian Murphy, "will really take your breath away," Nolan fans are over a month away from discovering exactly what all the fuss is about.