Inception viral hits web

Chris Nolan is messing with our heads again...


So, before you get your hopes up, we’re still as baffled by what to expect from Inception as ever.

However, some new viral material has cropped up online, hinting at the gist of Chris Nolan’s upcoming head-scratcher.

The video supposedly shows Nolan conducting some research on sleep patterns and dream states, although some of the “experts” he talks to appear more legit than others.

Call us cynical, but one of these three sounds distinctly actorly. See if you can spot which one is the ringer...

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Yeah, we’re not buying the third one either, although we like what she’s hinting at about entering other people’s dreams. Will Leo Dicaprio be exploring his own head, or somebody else’s? And what’s all this about the military?

Good to see that Nolan is using the same teasing tactics that got us all worked up over The Dark Knight, even if we’re still relatively in the dark.

One final thing. Is it just us, or does anyone else find the above video distinctly creepy? The blips and cuts are pretty unsettling, as is that bald chap at the beginning. We’ve a suspicion that we might be sleeping with the lights on after this one…

What do you make of the “research footage”? Any the wiser?

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    • BenCh

      Apr 27th 2010, 9:48

      I want to wine and dine Nolan really, really hard.

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    • thanerosse

      Apr 27th 2010, 10:33

      The more I hear about the film the more it sounds like Paprika. Entering someone else's dreams? Check. Trippy dreamscapes? Check. Crazy confusing plot? From the guy who made Memento would you expect anything else?

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    • AYBGerrardo

      Apr 27th 2010, 21:02

      Not viral material, really. Too long and dry. Try again Mr Nolan.

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    • cheescaeks

      Apr 27th 2010, 22:21

      @AYBGerrardo: The video led us to the next viral stage. Check out We're just trying to figure out how to access loc.txt right now through telnet.

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    • KimOvergaard

      Apr 30th 2010, 2:39

      Clever. The suitcase-machine catches the sleeper at a cruicial R.E.M. moment recording eyemovement among other things allowing entry. A single idea. That's where the military comes in, a necesary evil, searching for a constant threat. Agent Cobbs is an agent, nothing more, trained in retrieving. But how do you find that idea? By what means? Some of the rare few who probably can control these different realms without trying, but with difficulty, connecting to the bigger picture. Maybe someone like Ariadne? Great name. How do you retrieve then? Water. Something with water? Perhaps? Maybe? I don't know, you tell me. I'm gonna go see it.

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