That's right, Christopher Nolan wants to make a video game based in the Inception universe. Why is this such a big deal you ask? Well besides the fact that we may get a video game not only based around Inception, but a video game made by Christopher Nolan. Let me say it again so you can understand how awesome it is; a video game made by Christopher Nolan.
Now some of you may be saying you yourselves, "oh great, another Nolan fanboy," but I'm way more a video game junkie than a Nolan fanboy. Don't get me wrong, I loves me a good Nolan film, but give me a great game and my favorite snacks and you probably won't see or hear from me for a long time. Within the first week of having Mass Effect 2, I think I got around to 20 hrs of play time. During mid-terms too.
"Blah blah video game junkie blah blah Nolan fanboy. When the hell are you going to talk about the reason I bothered to read your damn blog post?!" Right now. When it comes to filming, you have multiple restrictions. Studio telling you what you can't do, budget, and other restrictions that I'm sure you all know. But when you're a visionary director who has made a billion dollar super hero movie, you don't really have to worry about any of that. Now, imagine said director making a video game. The only real limits he would have is his budget. He could pick his own team, have complete control of the story, even approve level and character designs.
"Yeah, but most movie video games suck." That's because they are usually rushed the film makers almost never have anything to do with it. But Nolan actually wants to take years to get everything right. He wants to make a good video game. Not a good movie tie-in, but a good video game. And honestly, Nolan has already proved his has the imagination for it. For those of you that have seen Inception, and if you're anything like me, the most memorable scene for you was probably Joseph Gorodn-Levitt's hallway fight scene. Now, imagine playing said fight scene in a game, but replace the spinning hallway withe a toppling skyscraper falling onto another building or into a river. Better yet, imagine running on water dropping into the water as you approach an enemy, grabbing them by their ankles pulling them into the water, and then popping back up out of the water. The only true limits for video games are the budget, the game engine, the development teams abilities, and the development team's imagination. And with a team led by Christopher Nolan, I'm sure everyone will be forced to "dream a little bigger."