Today in great films that are getting totally unnecessary remakes: Christopher Nolan’s 2000 feature film debut Memento.
AMBI Pictures acquired the remake rights to the mind-bending thriller, starring Guy Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss, back in September when it purchased the 400-title library of Exclusive Media Group. That means you can also expect to probably see remakes of other films from that library such as Donnie Darko, Cruel Intentions, and End of Watch.
In a bizarre statement that ironically undermines the very concept of making a Memento remake in the first place, AMBI founder and CEO Andrea Iervolino claimed that, “People who’ve seen Memento 10 times still feel they need to see it one more time. This is a quality we feel really supports and justifies a remake. The bar is set high thanks to the brilliance or Christopher Nolan, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.”
A statement from Nolan’s camp emphasized that the director has no involvement with the remake whatsoever. We can’t say we blame him.