Filmmaker Christopher Nolan says his latest film Inception has been inspired by super-spy series James Bond.
The sci-fi thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy and Marion Cotillard in the main roles.
It follows a team of thieves who steal secrets from other people's dreams, BBC reported online.
"The Bond influence on the film was very intentional because, for me, growing up with the Bond films - they've always stood for grand-scale action," said Nolan.
The 39-year-old director shot the film in various locations like Morocco, France, Japan and Canada.
Nolan said the Bond films had always "stood for the promise of being taken to some place bigger than you could have imagined".
"In dealing with the human mind and dreams, my mind naturally gravitates towards the Bond films as that sort of expression of cinematic potential. By the end of the film you feel that Inception could go anywhere and do anything," he said.
"We like to keep the experience fresh for the audience, so we don't send out scripts willy-nilly. We keep things a little close to the chest," Nolan added.