Christopher Nolan Says Inception Is "The Biggest Challenge I've Taken On"

Oh, good, here's a way to talk about Inception without really giving anything away. Unfortunately this is pure hype machine stuff, but for those of you who consider writer/director Christopher Nolan the best thing going this will just reinforce the idea that Inception could be the movie of the year. And after seeing that awesome 'folding city' shot in the trailer, not to mention some of the other stuff the film is doing visually, it certainly could be the most ambitious movie of the summer.

In a recent interview, Nolan says that Inception is "the biggest challenge I've taken on to this point." Read a bit more about what makes it such a serious undertaking, after the break.

Nolan describes Inception to the LA Times in terms that actually make it more enigmatic than before, even when his comments are taken in concert with the last trailer.

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.

Nolan emphasizes, oddly, that the film is both 'more personal' and enormous. Sadly we don't get much more at this point about the personal angle (though much has already been made of the vague resemblance between he and star Leonardo DiCaprio) but the enormity of the film is something he's starting to talk about. "We tried to make a very large-scale film with 'The Dark Knight' and with this one we wanted to push that even further."

What about going back to Batman after Inception? The only mention in the LAT article is that Nolan "may return to Gotham City for his next feature." Don't get your hopes up yet. Let's have this one first.