Alexandra Burroughs wrote a couple articles for various Canadian Publications this week talking about Inception‘s top-secret production heading to Calgary later this month. Apparently crew members have been constructing an “enormous mountaintop building” for the film for the past several months. This top-secret set has been built in a remote location in the foothills west of Calgary, Canada. Alexandra writes about Nolan being famous for keeping his movies a secret until their release. She mentions the fake working title of Oliver’s Arrow, the “crippling” NDA’s, and the scripts that are apparently resistant to photocopying.
The set has been built at the top of an abandoned ski hill in Kananaskis. It is on public land, but the area is difficult to reach. Although hikers and mountain-bike enthusiasts may have come across the set throughout the past three months while it was under construction, the area will now be patrolled by security guards 24 hours a day. Cold weather and off-season tourism will help keep casual fans at bay, but there may be no avoiding the paparazzi.
Time will tell how well the security holds up on the set. Pictures from the various production locations across the globe managed to come out, but something tells me this location will be different. The move to Canada will be will be turn to the home-stretch for Inception‘s production, which as been active since June of this year. Stick tuned for more updates.