Thursday, June 18, 2009

'Inception' underway in Japan

Awards Daily shares a photo (initially posted over at NolanFans) of director Chris Nolan and Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Ken Watanabe in Tokyo.

A lot of people have balked at Inception's rumored budget (a cool $200 million), but considering that the film's cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio (hey, the guy ain't exactly cheap to book), and its six worldwide shooting locations take place in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Paris, Tangiers, and Calgary, it's easy to see why the budget is so huge.

Inception has reportedly started shooting in Tokyo, Japan, but other reports state that shooting will start sometime in July. Maybe the conflicting reports are designed to throw the media off, I'm not sure (though the photo taken in Tokyo hints that shooting might have, indeed already begun). If Cinema Rewind is to be believed Inception's fake working title is Oliver's Arrow (named after Nolan's second son).

Inception is set for release on July 16, 2010, and we'll probably learn more details about the film over the course of its 2009 summer shoot.

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  1. It has started shooting in Tokyo. They were filming a helicopter sequence off the roof of a Roppongi hotel on Wednesday.

  2. Great! That's probably the most information I've read about 'Inception' lately. I wonder how long Nolan and co. will be able to keep details about the movie from leaking out.