Nolan Talks “Inception” Challenges

“The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan has finally spoken about his upcoming mind-bending thriller “Inception”, granting his first interview on the film to The Los Angeles Times.

The film is the biggest challenge Nolan’s ever faced, saying “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.”

Story wise expect a hell of a lot of scope – “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.”

Emma Thomas, Nolan’s wife and the film’s producer, says the film is something they’ve been talking about on and off for seven or eight years, and the size of the project was just incidental. “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” says Thomas.