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Christopher Nolan: Inception Video Game Could Become Reality

Ever since Inception hit theaters in July and inspired a sea of memes, scads of convoluted theories, and countless “we need to go deeper” jokes, countless nerds have yearned for an Inception video game, even as the prospect of a bungled gaming cash-in has filled them with dread. Now, the film’s director, Christopher Nolan, has said that an Inception game could be in the works.


As for “Inception” spinoffs, Nolan said “one thing we are looking at doing is developing a video game 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.”

On the one hand: As much as we loved Inception, “a couple years” could be a long time, and the memory of the film could be somewhat dim by that point. On the other: At least they’re not just doing a sloppy cash-in for this holiday seasons, and as CVG argued a while back, Inception could lend itself well to gaming if handled well. “Ideas that you can’t fit into a feature film” seems as earnest a starting point for an Inception gaming adaptation as we might hope for, though that adaptation, if it happens at all, is still a ways away.

(Variety via Bleeding Cool. Title pic via Super Punch; yes, it is a fan mockup.)

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