'Memento' Remake To Remind Us How That Was Already a Movie

November 16, 2015


Like an amnesiac giving his wife insulin over and over until she dies, AMBI Pictures is going to give us another dose of Memento long before it's due, and it will assumedly put us in a coma. The company today announced they'll produce and finance a remake of the 2000 neo-noir thriller that made a name for writer-director Christopher Nolan.

"Memento has been 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," AMBI investor Andrea Iervolino said in a statement. "This is a quality that we feel really supports and justifies a remake." Notably, that quality in no way supports nor justifies a remake. Being a highly-regarded, fairly-recent film that still bears repeated viewings is the exact opposite of being something that should be remade. Though Nolan himself did remake the 1997 Norwegian Insomnia just five years after its release, so fair enough, I guess?

The new version is expected to tell a very similar story to the original, except instead of Guy Pearce, now it will be the theater audience that's not able to figure out why they're there.

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