Starring Leo Di Caprio – as well as Nolan favourites Michael Caine and Cillian Murphy – its premise is a thief stealing secrets from people’s dreams using technology, backed up by what looks like top of the line special effects and no doubt Nolan’s familiar cerebral brand of thrills.
But I couldn’t help thinking hadn’t I seen something like this before?
Ladies and gentlemen I give you Dreamscape!
This under-rated horror from 1984 stars Dennis Quaid as a psychic who takes part in a Government project to – sounds familiar – enter people’s dreams. When people start dying in their sleep, he starts to think a fellow dream-walker is murdering them, and 1980s mayhem ensues.
Aside from having one of the greatest voiceovers I have ever heard, this was a solid thriller with – for the time – good special effects and a tidy cast. Look how young Max Von Sydow is!
It also shows just how old I am to have fond memories of a film from 1984, when, for the record, I was 12.
That’s by the by though and while I’m sure Nolan’s film will be tremendous, Quaid and the gang got there first!