First Inception Poster Discovered in New Viral Maze Game!

December 15, 2009


The first official poster for Christopher Nolan's Inception has been discovered in a new viral mini-game. I hope this is a sign of things to come, as the viral for The Dark Knight was the best we've ever seen, and I want to see more virals like that. The poster is a similar design to the Joker poster from TDK but this time it has Leonaro DiCaprio facing away from us standing in knee-deep water rushing into a city. No, this isn't another Roland Emmerich disaster movie, this is part of someone's dreams or imagination. That doesn't really explain much, but it's still cool to see. More info on the viral can be found beneath the poster below.

Inception Poster

The poster was found by first visiting the official website at: inceptionmovie. Once the top stops spinning, click it's top and you'll be taken to: From there click the button to the left and you'll be shown the mini-game called Mind Crime. In the game you have to design a maze (a complicated one) and then once it's finished and you click "play" it adds more maze pieces to the side and takes you into the city like you're a human inside someone's mind in the maze. Pretty crazy, eh? Once you finish you'll be given an "asset" of this first poster seen above. Click the maze below to try it out for yourself:

Inception Viral Maze Game

If you haven't seen it yet, we ran the teaser trailer for Inception in August. It looks pretty awesome so far!

A thriller set within the architecture of the mind about a CEO who is involved in a blackmailing scandal.

Inception is both written and directed by acclaimed Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. Nolan previously wrote the scripts for Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight with his brother Jonathan Nolan. Warner Brothers is bringing Inception to theaters everywhere starting on July 16th, 2010 next summer.

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this is going to be amazing!

crumb on Dec 15, 2009


Leonaro DiCaprio from the back of his head look like Christopher Nolan lol

tazz on Dec 15, 2009



LINKFX on Dec 15, 2009


looks just like the dark knight poster very cool though

Tim on Dec 15, 2009


More excited about Joseph Gordon-Levitt than anyone else involved in this, including Christopher Nolan.

Fuelbot on Dec 15, 2009


Fucking awesome.

Shane on Dec 15, 2009


COOL! I'm so excited.

dex on Dec 15, 2009


damn, for a moment i thought that's cristopher nolan in the water

qweqwu on Dec 15, 2009


Hey Fuelbot. I agree with you. I am so excited to see Joesph Gordon Levitt in this. I wouldn't be surprised if he did more Nolan projects after this one.

Dad on Dec 15, 2009


Think about who Chris Nolan is and what he's done, then think about who JGL is and what he's done. Ok, that's what I thought; you both admitted you were wrong and are more excited about Nolan. For the record, I like JGL a lot, but seriously, it's Christopher Nolan.

branden on Dec 15, 2009


I doubt JGL is going to direct himself. Nolan's got my ticket money. He's earned it.

Governor on Dec 15, 2009


Now that's a movie poster¨:)

David Banner on Dec 15, 2009


knew they would start the viral campaign soon.

jake the snake on Dec 15, 2009


That's a really cool poster, can't wait!

Eliza on Dec 15, 2009


Memento was good, so I looking forward to this one.

Xerxex on Dec 15, 2009


This is going to be one of my most favorite movies, I can just feel it

Scott McHenry on Dec 15, 2009


A M A Z I N G ! ! ! ! can't wait

Matthew Hansen on Dec 15, 2009


Impressive Poster! For some reason I used to look for reasons to dislike DiCaprio's acting, but time and time again he proves himself to be on the A-list. Also a fan of Christopher Nolen. Bring it!

I am Ron Burgundy? on Dec 15, 2009


Note to the Iron Man 2 marketing team: THIS is how you make a poster!

Glass on Dec 15, 2009


look at all you fanboys of the dark night licking Nolans ass, you all couldnt give a fuck about him before dark night, even tho Begins was better and so was the pristege for that matter

billy on Dec 15, 2009


@21 Look at you whose talking smack yet neglects to mention Nolan's break out masterpiece, Memento.

Jordan on Dec 15, 2009


Look Fanboys TDK was over a year ago it was alright. but i still prefured the films By Tim Burton on Batman to me TDK was not all that impressive. I will wait to see atrailer for Nolans Inception first before i make my mind up. 🙁

Cineprog on Dec 16, 2009


#21 - billy Many of us knew Nolan before The Dark Knight, the film just increased his popularity. Conversely, you'd probably be licking his ass if The Dark Knight wasn't popular. #23 - Cineprog Burton's Batman films are one-dimensional pieces of trash. The original Batman is completely devoid of any depth or complexity and Batman Returns was just a Burton film with Batman characters in it. Neither are good films in any degree, nor are they good Batman films. They can't even hope to be on the level Nolan's films.

Governor on Dec 16, 2009


#22 i didnt mention Memento because no one would probaly no wot im on about because people just seem to think Nolan made TDK, I said The Prestige because i thought there was a 30% chance people would no that movie ( probley not ) Im just sick and tierd of hearing about TDK because if you actully watch it, it isnt a masterpeice at all, The scenes skip past to quick, none of the Characters are really in it, there is no Character building in it ( apart from Harvy Dent who i thought was the best person in it, not the joker ) and yes Eric Roberts gets let go of a really high building by batman and then a couple of scenes later in the hospital he is standing up right talking away ( NO ) All these mistakes and people say its a five star, no i dont think so maby a good solid 4 not five and then you have inception where people are saying its going to be the second best movie in the world ( it would have got first but Heath Ledger died ) I am going to wait and see it first before commenting on the movie thank you very much. #23 Your damn right Tim Burton's versions where better because it had a better batman ( i believe Keaton was actully born as batman with the mask and cape on but the suit came later in his life ) Jack Nickelson as Joker can never be beatin because he was the perfect fit. R.I.P Heath Ledger

billy on Dec 16, 2009


Lol, who cares if you didn't like The Dark Knight. LOTS of people did, hence they are interested in this movie. Most people are familiar with his work in one way or another. You even stated that you liked his other work, so who cares if you didn't like one film. Nobody says that Inception is going to be the "second greatest movie of all time", they said that they expect it to be great film. Keaton is NOT Batman, he doesn't look the part, he didn't portray the character with any depth or complexity (mostly due to poor writing) and he's completely unbelievable as Bruce Wayne and Batman. Bale is the only one to master the nuances of the character. And Jack is NOT the Joker, he's just playing himself in clown make-up and overacting all over the place. Burton's films are one-dimensional pieces of crap. It baffles me how anyone can actually take those movies seriously. They're onlt slightly better than the Schumacher films.

Governor on Dec 16, 2009


Lol, the guy's coming off one of the biggest films OF ALL TIME! Of course there's going to be a ton of hype! THere's no way there's not going to be. He can make whatever he wants and there's instantly going to be hype. It's the price of success.

BookWorm on Dec 16, 2009


Awesome poster! Excited to see the marketing kick in.

1-7 on Dec 16, 2009


O look it tells you that its made by the same person who made batman, He is selling out big time If your a movie fan you wont care what the guy made

billy on Dec 16, 2009


What the fuck are you talking about? You're obviously a troll.

Governor on Dec 16, 2009


Sorry if u cant read #30

billy on Dec 16, 2009


That's it, you're a troll.

Governor on Dec 16, 2009


Fantastic poster. I don't give a shit if it's a spin on Dark Knight posters. It still rocks. Better than 98% of the photoshopped shit we see these days. Trailer looks crazy, Nolan's one of the best directors working today and the cast is phenomenal. Will I see it in the theaters? No, but that's because the city I live in is full of absolute asshats who ruin the moviegoing experience simply by breathing the same air as me. But will I see this movie? Hell yes. Bring that shit on! on a side note to some of the people posting here, Firefox comes with a built in spell check. I'd look into that if I were you...I'm just saying.

DLM Entertainment on Dec 16, 2009


I can't stand watching a movie with teenagers in my area. Absolute mouthbreathers that destroy the experience. I'll try to catch a matinee.

SlashBeast on Dec 16, 2009


@25 Glad you have seen and enjoyed Memento I always mention that movie when I discuss Nolan because I think it is one of the most well written stories I've seen on film. I personally don't consider it his masterpiece because I think Memento is, but it is understandable that many people do consider it his masterpiece. It is his first real blockbuster film. Batman Begins was still very much an artistic film that became a blockbuster because of its theme. What I respect most about the film is that Nolan was able to make a blockbuster that not only appealed to the masses, but also displayed great filmmaking ability. You are partially right about a lack of character development, except you neglected to mention Gordon's development (also an underrated performance like Dent). I also feel that less character development was necessary because of the storyline.

Jordan on Dec 16, 2009


Lack of character development? Are you stupid? The whole film was about character development! Every character has changed and grown at the end of the film. You have to be talking out your ass to say there's no development. That's an objective truth.

SlashBeast on Dec 17, 2009


Nolan is the most special director i have ever seen. I will watch this on release.

Fisherr on Dec 18, 2009



Governor on Dec 19, 2009


I got another poster when I played the maze game tonight. A different one than the one you guys have above. A cool city view with the logo. If you play somebody's maze shared on facebook, you can get the other poster! Play this maze, see the other poster:

MazeGame on Dec 21, 2009


billy, Jordan, Cineprog Lol, you guys are the most massive retards. Burton's Batman movies are one dimentional and lack any depth or character development. Oh, and Jordan, if you mention any of this "artistic" bullshit again I'll rape your mom. Here's what I leave you with:

SlashBeast on Feb 16, 2010

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