Okay, so there is this crazy rumor going around that the concept for Inception actually came from an old Disney comic book called Uncle Scrooge in The Dream of a Lifetime.
Totally crazy, right? C'mon, this is Chris Nolan! He would never do a thing like that, right? Right?!
Okay, no. He didn't steal the idea from the comic. At least, no one can prove that. But regardless, there are enough similarities between the two to keep one guessing.
The story in the comic follows old Uncle Scrooge as his dreams are infiltrated by the evil Beagle Boys. They throw themselves into Scrooge's dream in order to extract the combination to his vault door.
Theft through dream invasion. Sounds familar, doesn't it?!
And look at the screencap from the comic above! Those machines look awfully similar, if you ask us! Really all Uncle Scrooge seems to be missing is the advent of CGI and the dashing good looks of Tom Hardy.
So could it be true? Could Chris have jacked his hyped up, high concept flick from a children's book? Do you remember how you got the idea, Christopher? Or even how you got here, with a #1 movie at the box-office that wasn't already based on a previous franchise???
Tags: christopher nolan, comic book, inception, plagiarism