The poster for Christopher Nolan's new film 'Inception' dropped the other day. A lot of people immediately noticed a comparison to 'The Dark Knight' poster. Slashfilm put them side-by-side so we could get a better look and I've nicked that.
Peter at Slashfilm wrote about the similarities between Leo Di Caprio and Christopher Nolan but I'm going to use this post to talk widely about the way the shot in the poster is framed. Two words: converging lines.
A while back I read a very interesting post on FXRant which looked at "the bold use of converging lines of perspective" in 'The Dark Knight'. The same people responsible for that (Nolan and Wally Pfister) are on board for 'Inception' so it's not all that surprising the same visual motif has carried through. I fully believe that it was their intention to make a similar poster to their previous Joker teaser poster to attract attention. Job done. Although for many film fans, 'Inception' would be one of the most anticipated releases of 2010 anyway.
Apparently a new trailer might be appearing very soon but if you missed out on the original teaser, I've embedded it above. As far as I know, plot details are rather sketchy but it sounds a bit like a psychological thriller with hints of action. "Your mind is the scene of the crime".