Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NEWS: Nolan's Inception To Get $200 Million Budget?

It appears so.

Coming off of the MONSTER that was The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan's next project will not only be another big budget film, but will be roughly 15 million dollars MORE expensive than his 2 1/2 hour superhero epic.

According to The Calgary Sun, Nolan's Inception will be shooting in Canada in the coming months, and not only do the mention a couple of location details, but they also report that the budget will be in the ballpark of 200 million dollars - or closer to $176.5 million if that first amount is actually Canadian dollars. All of this comes with the public knowing NOTHING about the film itself.

The Sun also reports that Inception will be shot in five countries, with most of it's photography being done in Kananaskis, just outside of Calgary.

"Nolan scouted nearby foothills and mountainous areas by helicopter and is said to have chosen Fortress Mountain as the main Alberta location."

The shoot will feature "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.

The only thing that really anyone knows about the film is that it's a "contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind." Which, as FirstShowing so eloquently put it, means that no one knows anything about this film. Talk about secrecy. This must have J.J. Abrams freaking out right now, as he is the relative king of cinematic secrecy. I love this news, and I love how under wraps the project is. It's a breathe of fresh air in the current world of being pelted with 30 TV spots a day about Iron Man or Wolverine, showing every scene shot during the films production.

What about you? What do you think about Nolan getting this huge budget?

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