Chris Nolan Talks Inception


As he continues to tease and taunt us with those tricky Inception trailers, Christopher Nolan is hard at work editing the thing for a release this summer. And now he's finally started talking about it.


Of course, this being Nolan, he's not being massively specific just yet. But chatting to the LA Times' Hero Complex Blog, the writer/director did spill a few details.


I think we've put a lot of different things into the pot with this one. I grew up watching James Bond films and loving those and watching spy movies with their globetrotting sensibility.... We get to do that here, not just geographically but also in time and dimensions of reality as well. We get to make a movie that's expansive, I suppose you'd say, in four dimensions.


When asked if the film, which sees Leonardo DiCaprio's business tycoon on dream-invading corporate crime spree, is a love story, a thriller or the first every metaphysical heist movie, Nolan cryptically offers that it's all of the above.


And he admits that this is the biggest film he's ever attempted. "This is the biggest challenge I've taken on to this point. We're trying to tell a story on a massive scale, a true blockbuster scale the biggest I've ever been involved with. We tried to make a very large-scale film with The Dark Knight and with this one we wanted to push that even further.


The filming schedule took in six countries and, according to Nolan's producing partner (and wife) Emma Thomas, it's a big leap, but also a more personal one: "It's something that we had been talking about on and off for seven or eight years.


"Coming off of the The Dark Knight, the only thing we really knew is that we wanted to do something more personal. It seemed like the right time to do this. The fact that it's really just an enormous movie - that wasn't ever really a factor in the decision. This story lends itself to a movie of this size."


Dear summer: please get here early so we can see this now.


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