'Inception' returning to UK cinemas to mark 10th anniversary

Detail from a poster for Inception. (Warner Bros.)
Detail from a poster for Inception. (Warner Bros.)

Warner Bros. has confirmed it plans to re-release Christopher Nolan’s 2010 sci-fi film Inception into UK cinemas to mark the film’s tenth anniversary.

The dream-exploring, city-bending thriller – first released on 16 July, 2010 – is set to return to cinemas on 17 July, 2020. UK cinemas are expected to begin reopening next month after they were closed by the coronavirus outbreak in March.

Inception – starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy and more – takes the release date previously held by Nolan’s next film Tenet. That film, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, was recently pushed back to 31 July.

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Reports in the US suggest Warner Bros. may also use the re-release to preview some of its forthcoming titles. According to a recent story on /Film, screenings of Inception will feature the first look at Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune as well as possible sneak peeks at Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984 and Godzilla vs King Kong.

(L-r) JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT as Arthur and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as Cobb in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi action film “Inception,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
(L-r) JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT as Arthur and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as Cobb in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures; sci-fi action film Inception a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Yahoo has contacted Warner Bros. for confirmation.

There has been speculation in the past about whether Tenet may be a secret sequel to Inception. John David Washington was grilled on a connection between the two films by Esquire recently, to which he replied: “I’d say [Tenet] is an in-law to Inception. They’re related by marriage. They get together for Thanksgivings, family barbecues, like that kind of thing. Other than that, one lives in Europe, the other one lives in Compton.”

Other films confirmed to be releasing on 17 July include new road rage thriller Unhinged starring Russell Crowe and Caren Pistorious.