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One of the defining films of the decade was The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan's deeply dark, sophisticated twist on the eternal Batman Vs. Joker showdown. So naturally, Nolan's next movie is a big deal. It has an amazing cast -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy and Michael Caine are all featured -- and we're really excited about it. Only we have no idea what it's about.
Coming in summer 2010, the unhelpfully titled Inception has two equally mysterious trailers. The first, below, features images of a spinning top, a tilted water glass, a fight between two flying dudes and a troubled-looking Leonardo DiCaprio, with the tagline "Your mind is the scene of the crime." Oookay. What does that mean? Does the crime have to do with water glasses? Did someone steal a top?
Fortunately, a slightly longer trailer has just been posted to the Apple site. Still baffling, it shows us a little more of the movie: we get narration from DiCaprio, a cool shot of a building being erected before our eyes, and Ellen Page looking pretty. If we had to wager a guess, we'd say the movie is about a future society (there's definitely a Minority Report/Blade Runner vibe going on) where secret agents are dispatched into people's brains to steal their ideas. If you're dying to know, there's a big spoiler-y plot description floating around the internet, but we're not reading it -- it's much more fun to guess.
Chime In: What do you think Inception is about?