Christopher Nolan’s Memento is getting a remake for the dumbest reason

A new version of Donnie Darko could also be on the way

Christopher Hooton
Tuesday 17 November 2015 10:40
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Guy Pearce in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Memento’. The film asks how much memory you are allowed of the future you have already experienced as you march forward into your past
Guy Pearce in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Memento’. The film asks how much memory you are allowed of the future you have already experienced as you march forward into your past

Having exhausted all the obvious candidates for remakes, Hollywood is now just rebooting unique, idiosyncratic works it can’t possible add anything of value to.

Next up - Christopher Nolan’s backwards-narrative drama, Memento!

AMBI Pictures is moving ahead with a remake of the 2000 film, obviously without any involvement from Nolan or his writer brother Jonathan Nolan.

Why? Just because it’s popular apparently.

AMBI's Andrea Iervolino said in a statement that it makes sense to remake a movie "consistently ranked as one of the best films of its decade".

"People who've seen Memento 10 times still feel they need to see it one more time," she added.

Some people are a big fan of Jesus, but I don’t see him coming back any time soon, Hollywood.

Interview with Interstellar director Christopher Nolan

In buying the rights to the Exclusive Media Group film library, AMBI also has the option to do what it will with which Donnie Darko, Cruel Intentions and Begin Again.

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