Nolan: Star Wars sparked Inception
Christopher Nolan is hoping Inception will have the same effect on audiences as Star Wars.
The director has been very secretive about his forthcoming film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard, but revealed that it was inspired by Star Wars.
He said: "That was an entire world that didn't exist anywhere else before. It only existed in that movie, and then your brain lived in it for a couple of hours, and it stuck with you."
He continued: "Ever since I saw that film, whether I knew it or not, my ambition has been to give the audience that kind of experience. To create a world that they hadn't expected before and hadn't seen before and let them lose themselves in it. There's a huge advantage of jumping into something original that can be anything."
Nolan added that he has high hopes for the film, due out next month, after Avatar stormed the box office.
He said: "I would like to say we were very encouraged by the success of Avatar."