The wildly popular Inception, written and directed by famed Batman director Christopher Nolan, could be headed to PlayStation 3’s, or possibly even PlayStation 4’s, in the distant future. The psychological thriller, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page, was previously rumored to have a video game adaptation in the works, though a timeline wasn’t known.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nolan confirmed that a game adaptation is definitely in the works, though its release will likely be later, rather than sooner, as the director is currently focused on directing his third Batman flick. While the game will likely see release on the PS3 one way or the other, it’s also possible depending on just how much later we see the game, that it could also see release around the launch window for the PlayStation 4.
Inception Universe Loaded With Storytelling Possibilities
Nolan’s comment to Entertainment Weekly that he always viewed Inception as “a world where a lot of other stories could take place”, surely confirms that the gaming project will not be a simple retelling of the movie’s storyline, but rather an entirely new story that could function as either a prequel or sequel to the movie’s tale, or could even be completely independent of it, though set in the same universe.
Inception has grossed over $800 million worldwide since its release in July 2010. More than just a money making blockbuster, the movie has also been a critical success, standing as the 6th highest rated movie of all time on movie site IMDB, and with an 87% fresh rating on reviews aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.