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Remember Me Developer DONTNOD: 'Inception Ripped Us Off'

DONTNOD Entertainment have hit back at claims that the developers stole ideas from the highly acclaimed movie Inception. (PC, PS3, Remember Me, Xbox 360)

LostDjinn  +   641d ago
So, something along the lines of:

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ElitaStorm  +   641d ago
i think inception is inspired by paprika anime movie and uncle scrooge a dream of a lifetime.

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Griffin4871  +   641d ago
As if there are still original ideas out there.
dalibor  +   641d ago
The Last Guardian swoops in and kisses you on your cheek. There are original ideas out there but it sure is becoming harder and harder to come up with them that's for sure. And I think that TLG is somewhat of an original idea for a game. If not that than Shadow of the Colossus sure does imo. As well as some of the other games out there.
smashman98  +   641d ago
Yes because we know so much about the last guardian
Blankman85  +   641d ago
Tell me, whats so original about TLG, I really want to know.
ElitaStorm  +   641d ago
@Ndivhu the whole concept is 1000 times better the any cod game
ziggurcat  +   641d ago
yeah.... no, i don't think nolan would have been privy to dontnod's design documents, nor would he have known that this game existed, so accusing nolan of stealing their ideas is a little bit silly.

idiots.
gaffyh  +   641d ago
He's obviously joking, I don't think he actually believes Nolan ripped them off.
Grimhammer00  +   641d ago
I'll give respect to anyone who can create a sci-fi that has no gunfights, no humanoid aliens, no human-centric end of days plot and no spaceships.

But...still be epic and captivating with relatable ideas and meaningful conflicts.

So yeah. Since that's impossible....
GreenRanger  +   641d ago
2001: A Space Odyssey.
shiver130  +   641d ago
There are space ships in that movie...
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   641d ago
I don't know. One could argue that A.I. was fairly close to that, since the "ends of days" thing was not a main plot point.
wquach  +   641d ago
Gattaca
Moon
Primer
12 Monkeys
A Clockwork Orange
Brazil
A Scanner Darkly
Dark City
Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes)
The Truman Show
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Many of Philip K. Dick's works

There's many sci-fi movies that aren't focused on those elements, that are human/character driven, wrapped in sci-fi elements or situations. And docking movies for having a gun or spaceship shouldn't count as long as it isn't used for the sole purpose to generate the compelling parts of the movie.

Hell, even movies that use those elements can still be epic and captivating with relatable ideas and meaningful conflicts.

That list above (and many other sci-fi movies) may have a gun here or there, or a space ship (Moon takes place on a company settlement on the moon and is merely just for setting), but they are not plot-driven elements any more than cigarette smoking in gangster films.

It's not impossible - far from it. There's definitely "smart" sci-fi out there if you look for it.

And of course, it depends on what your definition of "sci-fi" means. If you define it as wiki does that it involves "dealing with the impact of imagined innovations in science or technology," then that encompasses a crapton of movies without the criteria you listed.
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MysticStrummer  +   641d ago
Good list, though as you admit some of them don't adhere completely to Grimhammer's conditions. As soon as I saw his/her post, I thought of Phillip K Dick's books and short stories. Reading his stuff really changed my idea of what sci fi is.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   641d ago
Inception was based largely off of Paprika...a 2006 anime.
wquach  +   641d ago
Or we could say it's based off of eXistenZ (1999) by David Cronenberg.

Parts of Paprika are similar yes but the same can be said of so many other films, especially when you deal with dreams.

The fact is, works share elements of other works. They may be influenced by them, they might not, they may be built from them, but they still exist in their own worlds with their own rules and plot elements.

Watching Paprika and Inception recently again, they are still very different films.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   641d ago
Christopher Nolan SAID that Inception was based loosely off of Paprika...

I'm not saying that anything copied anything else. I'm telling you guys a fact.
wquach  +   639d ago
Fact:

According to one interview - "Christopher Nolan cites [Paprika] as one of the principal influences and was inspired by its main character to flesh out his character played by Ellen Page, a 'spirit architect' named Ariadne."

The direct source of this is a french interview:
http://lci.tf1.fr/cinema/ne...

However, it is not a direct quote.

Nolan also conceived of Inception much earlier, having spent nine to ten years writing the screenplay: http://collider.com/directo...

According to some posts, he may or may not have even seen the movie to begin with:

http://www.nolanfans.com/fo... (read the last two posts about him being misquoted)

So at most, it isn't largely or loosely based off of Paprika; it's an influence for sure.

Also, take a look at eXistenZ and you'll actually see larger parallels with Inception (although Nolan has never mentioned of it).

Look, I love Paprika and Satoshi Kon's work (it's a damn shame of his early death), but what I wrote above - THAT's fact.
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wquach  +   639d ago
And if you want to know when the 80 page screenplay entitled "dream stealers" was made, it was made shortly after 2002 when Nolan finished Insomnia and before he made Batman Begins (2005):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...

Paprika was made in 2006.
Cam977  +   641d ago
Haha.
mobijoker  +   641d ago
Actually, games like The Longest Journey and Dreamfall which feels like same as Inception came long before the movie....

I still want FunCom to finish the Longest Journey trilogy....
Those who played them will never think Inception as a new idea..
Grimhammer00  +   641d ago
I thought dark city was one of those omg movie moments where you think you know it all and come to realize you so don't!

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