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Old August 3 2010, 07:52 PM   #31
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Re: Could "Inception" work as a TV series? (hypothetical)

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They could keep the budget in line by presenting dreams that are more psychological than dazzling SFX extravaganzas. I've never had a dream where I folded a city in half. Dreams have freaky things but they're often just variations on reality that have symbolic significance to the dreamer.
I agree. In fact, I think they could be clever in evoking various psychological states. The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that it could make an excellent tv show.
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Old August 3 2010, 09:58 PM   #32
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Great, this is one more idea for us to get mad about because it never gets made and instead they do shows that bring back in-demand figures such as Lee Majors and Kevin Sorbo.
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Old October 24 2010, 08:26 PM   #33
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'another inception' - different original scifi film or sequel ?

All interest is on the studio side at this stage.
Hollywood Insider : Another Inception?
http://www.whatsplaying.com.au/2010/...her-inception/
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Old October 24 2010, 08:32 PM   #34
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Re: Could "Inception" work as a TV series? (hypothetical)

Aw, you got my hopes up, but they're just talking about another movie. So what, we've already seen the movie version of this story. A TV series has a much greater potential for delving more into the psychology and metaphysics of the Inception reality compared with a movie.
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Old October 24 2010, 08:40 PM   #35
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Re: Could "Inception" work as a TV series? (hypothetical)

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A client offers Cobb a job of the week to enter someone's mind and do something.
Well, I don't see Leo doing TV.
Recast him with, I don't know, the guy from "Chuck." That's reasonably MacGuyver-ish, right?
No need to recast. The movie created an entire universe, with the PASIV device and the mentions of other extractors. A series could just follow some other team.

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I found it comical that dreams would follow the obvious tropes of a Hollywood movie - car chase/shoot out/fist fight/explosion/repeat. So if the show had less formulaic action like that, more power to it!
Not every dream necessarily would. The extraction job against Saito, for example, involved run & gun action because Saito had security; likewise with Fisher's subconscious security. Not everyone in their world would be trained to resist extraction with sub-security, but the most important marks (i.e., big-time businessmen, politicians, etc.) likely would be.

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[...] I've never had a dream where I folded a city in half. [...]
That's because you were the dreamer, not the architect.


TV Squad had an article on this "Inception on TV" concept back when the film came out.
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Old October 24 2010, 08:42 PM   #36
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Zach Levi would be a very good lead for an Inception TV series, if such a thing ever became real. Having to fill time every week hopefully would lead to a wider range of dream types, that aren't cribbed from cop shows and video games. That alone would make the show worth watching. I routinely have dreams that are far more interesting and imaginative than most of the stuff in the movie, and I'm sure there are some screenwriters who could cast their imaginative net far wider if given the chance.
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Old December 6 2010, 10:55 PM   #37
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"S.A.N.D. Men" - rip-off TV series from NBC?

somebody at NBC clearly dug Inception: The network is working on S.A.N.D. Men, which focuses on folks who enter your dreams in order to help you battle your nightmares.
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment...v_abc_nbc.html


SAND MEN
drama that revolves around members of an elite squad, sleep and nightmare division, who enter peoples' dreams to confront their nightmares
http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/10/nbc...slate-for.html
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Old December 6 2010, 11:26 PM   #38
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Re: "S.A.N.D. Men" - rip-off TV series from NBC?

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somebody at NBC clearly dug Inception: The network is working on S.A.N.D. Men, which focuses on folks who enter your dreams in order to help you battle your nightmares.
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment...v_abc_nbc.html


SAND MEN
drama that revolves around members of an elite squad, sleep and nightmare division, who enter peoples' dreams to confront their nightmares
http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/10/nbc...slate-for.html
Oh my... Just about the daftest name for a show I've come across. Right up there with Manimal and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Now, just because it has a dumb title doesn't preclude it from quality writing etc. But it doesn't start the ball rolling in the right direction.


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Old December 6 2010, 11:39 PM   #39
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just because it has a dumb title doesn't preclude it from quality writing
Craig Titley's "S.A.N.D. Men," a drama that revolves around "members of an elite squad, Sleep and Nightmare Division, who enter peoples' dreams to confront their nightmares"
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Craig Titley also wrote:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series)
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Old December 7 2010, 06:40 AM   #40
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somebody at NBC clearly dug Inception: The network is working on S.A.N.D. Men, which focuses on folks who enter your dreams in order to help you battle your nightmares.
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment...v_abc_nbc.html
Yikes, that article is scary! What a lot of terrible sounding shows. Sand Men seems like one of the more interesting options. Nice to know Milo's show isn't dead. I also like this one:

Vulture hears that one network is considering a procedural hour inspired by the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
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Old December 8 2010, 06:02 PM   #41
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Re: Could "Inception" work as a TV series? (hypothetical)

Well I guess you could call this somewhat official from the Nolan camp.
In an interview with Inside Movies, Nolan revealed that he feels Inception could lend itself to more mediums than just movies and feels that a video game story continuation is a natural progression for the soon-to-be sci-fi franchise…

“I always imagined Inception to be a world where a lot of other stories could take place. At the moment, the only direction we’re channelling that is by developing a video game set in the world,”
http://www.nerdles.com/2010/12/01/ch...n-development/

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http://insidemovies.ew.com/2010/11/3...man-inception/

Well not a TV series but it depends on what kind of game they are doing as some videogames like Heavy Rain and Alan Wake went episodic with actual storytelling.
With Nolan talking about it there may at least be a videogame series franchise which means cinematic cut-scenes in the Inception world which is the next best thing to a TV series.
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Old December 8 2010, 06:21 PM   #42
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Re: "S.A.N.D. Men" - rip-off TV series from NBC?

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Now, just because it has a dumb title doesn't preclude it from quality writing etc. But it doesn't start the ball rolling in the right direction.
No the fact it would be on NBC precludes it from being watchable.
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Old December 8 2010, 11:43 PM   #43
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NBC tried this once before with Sleepwalkers, starring Bruce Greenwood, about a team of researchers who entered the dreams of their patients in order to diagnose their problems. Didn't last very long.
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Old December 11 2010, 12:32 AM   #44
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I remember that one. Man...what a piece of shit that was.
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Old May 26 2011, 05:20 PM   #45
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Re: Could "Inception" work as a TV series? (hypothetical)

Examiner article
NBC brings 'Inception' to TV with Kyle Killen's 'Awake'

I've started a thread about "Awake" to discuss the 4 minute trailer and the new series that's been greenlit by NBC.
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