inception plot details

The trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Inception has done nothing but raise more questions. After watching it, the majority of us still don’t get what the hell the film’s about. Lucky for you some minor plot details have been leaked, and have made there way across the web. Be warned, serious spoilers below.

According to Incontention, a close source has given them some second hand information regarding the film’s plot. They stress that they have not read the script, but this information is from someone who has. Here’s the basic outline.

Inception takes place in a world where we have developed a means by which we can enter people’s dreams.  Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Cobb has been described as a “CEO type,” but he is also something of a criminal.  He dives into people’s dreams to extract information.

As far as the character descriptions go, we have the following:

  • Ellen Page will play Ariadne, a young college student studying in Paris who is a part of Cobb’s team (along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Arthur and Tom Hardy’s Eames).  Cobb’s team actually “creates” the dreams and Ariadne is an “architect” of the them.  She engineers them.
  • Cillian Murphy stars as Fischer, a business-type who is soon to become the head of a company.  Cobb’s team is attempting to insert an idea into Fischer’s mind to compel him to separate the company into two smaller companies.  The reasoning for this is unclear on my end.
  • Ken Watanabe plays Saito, a character blackmailing Cobb.  For what reason and to what extreme, I do not know.  Aside from him, there is no classic villain in the story, but Cobb’s wife (Marion Cotillard) causes some trouble.

There’s a little more info divulged beyond this, but I think you get the point. It looks like the information we received last week about the character names is correct. Inception looks like it will be one to watch. With Christopher Nolan at the helm, I have no doubt that this will be worth my hard earned money.

What do you think about the latest discoveries regarding Inception?