The Architect. The Extractor. The Forger. The Mark. The Point Man. The Shade. The Tourist.
Round 'em up folks, that's seven...seven brand new character posters for Chris Nolan's blockbusting brain-tease INCEPTION, which melts theaters July 16th. Cop a dose below, courtesy of Moviefone.
Included in the new looks are main stars Ellen Page, Leo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Ken Watanabe. Each character has their face superimposed over the cool, familiar iconography we've come to identify the film with: contorted city blocks, weird geometric layouts, bird's eye views of such, etc. All of it perfectly keeping with the mystery that remains to be: what the hell is INCEPTION really all about?
Here's an extended inkling:
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption.
One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
Michael Caine, Lukas Haas, Tom Berenger, Tohoru Masamune, Dileep Rao and Talulah Riley also star in the film.