In a relatively ho-hum summer blockbuster season, it's now up to Christopher Nolan to try and woo audiences back into theaters with his latest -- a sci-fi thriller known as Inception. If this new clip is any indication, I'm expecting him to succeed.

Fans were miffed when the director announced that he'd be working alongside Leonardo DiCaprio on this film -- not because Inception didn't sound fantastic, but because it meant it would take the filmmaker away from the project everyone really wanted him to tackle -- the follow up to The Dark Knight. At this stage, it appears as though Nolan's decision to take a break from Batman might have been the best one -- Inception appears to be a slick thriller with a fantastic cast, and Nolan has allowed himself to walk away from Gotham City and recharge his batteries -- all the better for him to come back and tackle a third film about the Caped Crusader, refreshed and ready to go.

Hit the jump to learn more about Inception's plot and get your first look at the new trailer.