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Get Ready For The Inception Game

If you were one of the many who enjoyed "Inception," you might be interested to learn that Christopher Nolan is planning a video game adaptation.

According to a new Variety report, the smash hit film has grossed $753 million worldwide from Warner Bros., which probably isn't surprising. But what is a little surprising is Nolan's obvious intention to bring his creation to the world of interactive entertainment. As he said at the recent Rome conference:

"We are looking at doing is developing a videogame based on the world of the film, which has all kinds of ideas that you can't fit into a feature film. That's something we've been talking about and are looking at doing long term, in a couple of years."

"Inception" was the only summer release to stay in the top 10 in the US for 10 straight weeks and managed to rake in $285 million in this country alone. Nolan added that he was initially worried the movie would be seen as "being overly cerebral or puzzle-like" but obviously, such concern was unwarranted. The question is, what kind of game would this be...? That might have to be "cerebral" or "puzzle-like," right? If it is, it'd be one of the first movie-based games to be anything close to "cerebral."

Tags: inception, inception movie, inception game, christopher nolan

9/22/2010 9:05:43 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (28 posts)

sawao_yamanaka
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:34:44 PM
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That would be awesome but is christopher nolan a gamer? I would rather have someone who understands gaming make it and he can make up the story for it and oversee the project.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:36:27 PM
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So maybe we're looking at a PS4 game here? Nolan is one of the most talented writers/directors currently in the business. About time we see what he can do for a game.

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TheCrazyMerc
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:55:04 PM
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I swear if they're gonna develop a game, give it to the people that know how to create a game.

Last edited by TheCrazyMerc on 9/22/2010 9:55:40 PM

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Vitron
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 9:57:29 PM

I'd say give it to one who knows the concept best, it's creator.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:56:07 PM
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This could actually turn out really good, as long as it isn't based directly on the film but instead on the world of it. I thought the movie was good and there is a lot of wiggle room there. Thing is, I have no idea what genre you'd put it in. Could be sweet as a Heavy Rain style game.

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gangan19
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:59:29 PM
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oh god!

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:16:55 PM
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Will this be the western version of Professor Layton then?

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556pineapple
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:43:15 PM
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I have hopes for this project. It's not a quick project to make extra cash off of a big blockbuster. Or at least I hope not.

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Kokushi
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:03:45 PM
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Great news, Nolan is one of the best directors around but make it exclusive.

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:09:30 PM
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I don't care much for the movie...which consequently means I don't have any interest in the game.

The special effects were cool.

BUT this gave me a good laugh - http://dailyshite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Inception-can-I-get-a-blowjob.jpg

HA!

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Hezzron
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:31:11 PM
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I'm hooked on Nolan. Been a fan since Memento. But I smell "cash in" with this late video game adaptation.

"The movie made 753 million? Let's slap together a game after the fact....that ought to make at least another 50 mil!"

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:01:05 AM

Well The Dark Knight made over 1billion and he didn't attempt to milk that into a videogame adaption. Plus his track record has shown he's only invested his time into what he feels will make for good entertainment.

I really don't get why you would think he's wanting to "cash in" on Inception. I look at it as he has an interesting story that may translate into a game which means Win/Win for us gaming fans that enjoy his movies.

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Hezzron
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 8:20:29 AM

There probably wasn't a Dark Knight game because Batman: Arkham Asylum was already in development.

His good track record consists of movies. We'll see what he does with a video game and how involved with it he really is. He might write a good story for it, but a lot depends on whoever actually makes the game.

You'll have to forgive me if I'm not initially enthusiastic about a movie-based video game.

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eLLeJuss
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:26:02 AM
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They gonna make the game where we play a game playing a game wherE you play a game inside a game. Its gonna make us Sh1t brix

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:15:51 AM

Kinda like dot.Hack?

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Stabs88
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:26:08 PM

If only it was gonna be like dot.hack. that game was legit for ps2...should be interesting how they are gonna turn this into a game. Great movie by the way

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Naztycuts
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:26:18 AM
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I like how it wasnt rushed out alongside the movie, and that they arent trying to retell the film through the game. The dream world thing could make for quite the interesting storyline. I wonder if Nolan's writing the script? And I wonder if Leonardo is lending his voice to the project.

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aeron
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:52:05 AM
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Maybe we can use the Move to do some Zero-G fighting...That would rock!

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Bjorn77
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 2:29:53 AM
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I already see the general reviews:

"Do not touch!"
"Stay away from this game"
"Insult to the movie"
"Hollywood strikes again"

I am not touching this game until I have read descent user reviews.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:07:16 AM
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Since the movie was his own Inception, I don't see why he couldn't do a good consecution on a video game too

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___________
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:18:45 AM
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how ironic, kept saying to myself during the move this would make a kick a$$ game!
wonder who will be helming it.

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0_o
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:58:57 AM
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It'll be sweet if we could build a city in our dreams! :)

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Amazingskillz
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 9:28:50 AM
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I think this would make a great game if the plot, gunplay, and level design are top notch. The movie was badass.

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spiderboi
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:23:20 AM
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The idea is there. Let's just hope Nolan get's someone who is on the same page with him to translate his thoughts onto the screen. I see a PS Move compatible game ahead if this pushes through. Imagine the possibilities:
the game can be immersed into the dream itself via the PS Eye!

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elass0wyp0
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:50:35 PM
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Just re-skin assassin's creed. Same basic story idea. Jacking into a memory/dream.

Inception didn't really impress me as a movie but while watching it I did feel the story/world might have made for a cool game idea. We'll see I suppose.

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swapnilgyani
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:43:46 PM
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"You shouldn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling"

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Zorigo
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 10:22:44 AM
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If it captures the brilliance of the film, which is possible for some developers... i'd have to have a lot of tissue to clean up the mess in my pants.

i mean it'll be good.

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RebelJD
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 5:49:20 PM
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Inception as a game..hmmm. More games the better.

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