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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Inception - Christopher Nolan's sci-fi film has a $200 million budget

A Sun source confirmed that Leonardo DiCaprio will be heading to Alberta, Canada this November to shoot scenes for the new Christopher Nolan film, Inception.

While the psychological sci-fi thriller is filming in five different countries, a significant portion of the $200-million movie will be shot in Kananaskis.

"It's not going to be just a two-day shoot," said the source.

"It's not just some CBC mini-series. It's pretty substantial.

"These guys are going to spend more money before lunchtime than most (networks) will spend on a series. It's as big a movie as has ever been shot here."

DiCaprio headlines the film's star-studded cast as a CEO. It also stars Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard, Canadian actress Ellen Page, Tom Hardy (Bronson), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy and Michael Caine. Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, The Dark Knight) will play the film's villain, a man who is blackmailing DiCaprio.

Director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Memento) has already been to Calgary twice to look at possible locations.

Nolan scouted nearby foothills and mountainous areas by helicopter and is said to have chosen Fortress Mountain (that's the one in the photo above) as the main Alberta location.

The Inception script, also written by Nolan, has been kept under tight wraps although it has been described by Warner Bros. studio as "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind."

I do love the fact hardly anything is know about the actual plot of the film. From what little I do know it seems to be giving off a Philip K. Dick kind of vibe - businessmen from rival companies, set within the architecture of the mind.

The movie is slated for a July 2010 release.

Source: Calgary Sun

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thepicklebot said...

Everytime I see DiCraprio's name attached to a film, it makes my heart sink, especially when it's being directed by someone of Nolan's quality. The man taints every picture he is in, and I cannot understand why Scorsese has latched onto him.

Pat said...

i would have to agree with you there. blood diamond, the beach and titanic were his great films, apart from these he really failed to deliver. now i just feel a little annoyed everytime i hear hes attached to something.

nevertheless, this flick sounds great so far. the rest of the cast is outstanding.

pamela fruendt said...

i like dicaprio...i just question his choices sometimes. this film should look great. i've spent time in the canadian rockies and if i described the area to you as visually stunning it wouldn't even come close.