Cillian Murphy Says Chris Nolan's Inception is Very Complex
In order to respect the filmmaker's wishes and to maintain the integrity of the film itself, I've decided to no longer post any story or spoiler details surrounding Christopher Nolan's Inception, which is due out next July. However, I am not opposed to running more teaser tidbits and quotes, like these today that come from both MTV and Empire, especially because they only make the film even more mysterious. MTV talked with Cillian Murphy and Empire talked with Michael Caine, who are both in the film in roles that we don't yet know much about (and neither were shown in the teaser trailer). You've got to hear what they each said.
Michael Caine revealed the most, saying that his role was very small (barely more than a cameo), and they wouldn't even let him see the full script. "They wouldn't let me read the script. I only got my page. They're all very secretive!" As for his appearance, he simply says that "[DiCaprio is] going off to do a science project and he speaks to me before he goes." A science project, eh? Don't think too hard about, we'll find out soon.
Cillian Murphy, on the other hand, has a larger role but wouldn't talk about it. All he did say was this:
"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."
Me too, Mr. Murphy. When asked to further explain the concept, he couldn't, just because it's so unique.
"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."
For your own sake, I highly suggest that you do not go off searching for details or try to uncover the exact plot before it hits theaters next year. Not only because some (if not all) of the info out there is inaccurate, but because it will ruin your experience. Part of the brilliance of Inception is not knowing anything about it going in. I'd love to see it right now having only seen that teaser trailer, but that can't happen and we'll have seen a full trailer by the time it comes out anyway. I love that Murphy says it's "very, very complex," because coming from the mind (or rather, imagination) of Christopher Nolan, that means it'll probably be brilliant.
Inception has been shooting since that teaser came out in August and is still shooting as we speak. I don't expect to hear anything new about it until a few months into next year. So until then I think it's best to lay low and keep the anticipation high. I don't want to ruin this one early especially because I have a feeling it will be one of the highlights of 2010. As always, though, we'll be sure to keep you updated on all the latest.