Dark Knight director’s sci-fi thriller Inception coming to IMAX

Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception

IMAX and Warner Bros. announced today that the sci-fi thriller Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) and starring multiple Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond, The Aviator), will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s wide release in conventional theatres on July 16, 2010. The film marks the third IMAX project for Christopher Nolan, following the record-breaking IMAX release of The Dark Knight, which grossed more than $65 million at IMAX theatres. Inception, a contemporary sci-fi action film set within the architecture of the mind, will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with IMAX DMR technology.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Ellen Page (Juno), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (La vie en rose), Joseph Gordon Levitt (500 Days of Summer), Tom Hardy (RocknRolla), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Oscar nominee Tom Berenger (Platoon) and Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules).

“Chris Nolan and IMAX have proven to be ideally suited to each other, and we’re very excited to bring them back together again for Inception,” said Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Picture’s president of domestic distribution. “With the rapidly growing IMAX network, our IMAX audience base for this release will be significantly larger than it was for The Dark Knight, which will add to the film’s event status.”

“Chris Nolan’s unique vision makes his films ideally suited for the IMAX format,” said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures International. “As the number of IMAX screens around the world continues to grow, we’re thrilled to continue to supply films like Inception, which become that much richer when experienced in IMAX.”

Will this look good? Remember the first trailer?

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