As Inception gears up for its final international release in Italy and Switzerland this Friday, Christopher Nolan and his wife, Emma Thomas, sat down with Roman press to discuss the extraordinary success of Inception, what it means for the future of the film industry, and the possibility of some future Inception content e.g. an Inception video game.
One thing we are looking at doing is developing a video game based on the world of the film, which has all kinds of ideas that you can’t fit into a feature film. That’s something we’ve been talking about and are looking at doing long-term, in a couple of years.
Any time Christopher Nolan has a chance to sit down and talk movies with any reporter, we get the obligatory mention of Batman 3. The current status remains. The script is still being worked on. The release date is set for July 20, 2012 even though the film isn’t officially greenlit and doesn’t have an official title yet. Mr. Nolan jokes: “They haven’t told me they don’t want to do it, so I’m hopeful.”
Just this past weekend, Inception broke the $750-million barrier. Only 35 films have ever made this much money in the history of filmmaking. With the addition of Italy and Switzerland, Inception will be playing in theaters this weekend in 73 countries across the globe.
[Thanks, Matthew G. for the email!]