“It’s all the types of grand scale Hollywood entertainment that I like to imagine is going to come on screen when I sit in a movie theater.” This is director Christopher Nolan describing the size of his upcoming film Inception. It’s a quote from a new behind the scenes featurette released today by Warner Bros. that shows off some of the unique experiences that await audiences when the film hits theaters on July 16.
As you’ll see in the video, which I’ve embedded below, the film was shot in six different countries, with Nolan trying to push the limits of what he could capture in reality. Of course, there will still be plenty of special effects. But like the work he and cinematographer Wally Pfister did on The Dark Knight, much of the scale is created with real world locations. Gotham City felt big because Chicago is big, and Wally Pfister is great at getting the right angles. The same will surely be said about Inception.
There are also “unique human experiences” captured in the film. Sounds fun.