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Well, as some of you may know (or may not), it's been officially stated by Christopher Nolan himself that an Inception video game is being discussed but it may not actually come to fruition for a couple of years.
Now, while I was so into video games when I was younger, for some reason, I stopped playing them as much. I just either got bored or frustrated by lots of games out there. However, I think that the idea of an Inception video game would actually be pretty damned cool! I never really thought of the concept as a video game until the news was brought up and I have to say that it seems like exactly the kind of video game I'd love to play around with. Also, when Carlyle recently brought up the fact that Christopher Nolan was a big Michael Bay fan (much like Carlyle and myself), I kind of remembered the action scenes in my head and realized that he totally took styles of action from Michael Bay and like Carlyle said actually improved upon them.
Now normally I would dread the idea of an Inception video game but I'm actually incredibly excited at the possibility! Even the fact that it was brought up by Christopher Nolan himself gives me LOTS of hope. He must be involved with it in some way whether it's creating the concept of the story or he's actually going to be writing the actual game or even just as like a creative director of some sort or a creative consultant. Still, for a guy who says that he likes to focus on one project at a time, he's got a lot on his hands right now. Granted, this summer has just promoted him to A-list director status along with the likes of Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and James Cameron but still it seems like he's got a lot on his hands for a guy who likes to do one project at a time. I mean, he's working on Batman 3 which he'll probably end up directing next, producing The Man of Steel, finally selling his script The Key to the Streets adapted from a detective novel, and now this.
Maybe he's still that one project guy but three of those four projects, he'll probably have little involvement with. He's only producing The Man of Steel, he only wrote The Key to the Streets like 10 or so years ago but is finally getting sold, he'll probably have a lot of creative input with the Inception video game, but I think of all things he'll probably put his time and energy into Batman 3 which I'm happy to know.
The key thing that gives me hope is that Christopher Nolan will probably be very much attached to the project since the announcement of the project came from him personally. I'm guessing lots of people will be concerned since he never openly expressed an interest in video games. Then again, Nolan I feel is full of surprises because out of all the filmmakers out there who I would expect to be Michael Bay fans, he would've been one of the last directors I would guess to be a Bay fan. However, I wasn't totally shocked when I heard he'd be involved with The Man of Steel since one of his influences for making Batman Begins was the original Dick Donner Superman movie. But, it'll be a few years before this game will be on the market and plus it's being made way after the movie has come out so they'll probably have a good reason to either succeed or fail.
If Christopher Nolan is smart enough to know exactly what makes comics and film two very different forms of media, I'm pretty sure he has a fountain of ideas of this world that he's created that could make for an amazing video game experience but absolutely wouldn't work for a film. You've already got the dream world of infinite possibilities, the different levels of dreams, the possibility of actually working on a workshop as the architect, gunplay, and being able to experience fighting with zero gravity with the environment all around you going haywire. Also, the time limit due to the dream inducing briefcase with possible chemical compounds to make the levels more dangerous. This has amazing potential for a video game! It would also be interesting to see a completely different story for the video game as well, possibly even about a group's first mind heist (contrasting to Cobb's last heist in the film). You could even have Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, and possibly even Ken Watanabe's characters in the game even as cameos who come across the other team at different points throughout the game (hopefully with all the original actors of course).
But, those are my thoughts about the Inception game. Long story short, I'm really stoked to see it turn into a game! So, what do you think of Christopher Nolan making a video game on Inception and its world?