Inception Has a $200M Budget, Will Be Shooting in Canada
Not that this is a shocking amount, as The Dark Knight had a budget of $185 million, but it's great to hear nonetheless, especially since a few people might've thought that Nolan's latest wouldn't be a big action movie. The Calgary Sun (via SlashFilm) has an article about Christopher Nolan's Inception shooting up in Canada later this year. Not only do they mention some details about where it'll be shooting and its size and scope, but that the budget will be around $200 million - or closer to $176.5 million if that first amount is actually Canadian dollars. What I love the most is that we still don't know anything about this movie at all.
The Calgary Sun reports that Inception will be filming in five different countries, although a "significant portion" of it will be shot in Kananaskis, outside of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. "Nolan scouted nearby foothills and mountainous areas by helicopter and is said to have chosen Fortress Mountain as the main Alberta location." To give you an idea of what that place looks like, I've used a photo of Fortress Mountain above (via Flickr). The shoot will employ "hundreds, if not thousands, of local film workers starting this summer when construction on the elaborate set is due to begin." Shooting is set to start in November.
All that we know is that Inception is "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind." What that means, exactly, no one knows. And I absolute love how Nolan is about to shoot this enormous production and we still know nothing about it. If only it could stay that way until we see a trailer. This goes back to the idea of how J.J. Abrams loves mysteries and how exciting is to see a production this big that remains a mystery. I'm sure eventually details on the plot will leak out, but until then, it's exhilarating just writing about this with so little details. Hopefully this little update is enough to keep everyone excited.