Christopher Nolan wants to take dreams into the video game world.
Christopher Nolan might have the Midas touch when it comes to making movies, but he hasn’t had a lot of luck in the video game arena. But that’s not dissuading the writer/director/producer, who plans to bring his hit film Inception to a console near you. The move makes sense, since Inception has grossed over $750 million dollars worldwide and the film’s target audience lines up perfectly with the core gaming demographic.
But Nolan has tried to bring one of his movies into the world of video games before with 2008’s The Dark Knight, but it didn’t work out too well.The game first missed a coordinated launch with the theatrical release, then failed to materialize when the DVD hit shelves. Ultimately, Electronic Arts cancelled the title after shutting down the studio that was working on it.
If Nolan were to take an active role in the Inception game’s development, that would be an encouraging sign but it would hardly be a guarantee of success.
In Nolan’s own words, “We are looking at 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.“