Christopher Nolan’s “Memento,” the 2000 film that launched the British filmmaker into the zeitgeist, is about to get a remake.
Guy Pearce starred in the original, a nonlinear narrative story about an amnesiac who uses clues he has tattooed onto his body in order to seek out the man who killed his wife. Due to his mental condition, he has to frequently put the pieces of his memory back together from these fragments.
AMBI Pictures recently acquired Exclusive Media Group’s library of four-hundred titles which includes the likes of “Cruel Intentions,” “Donnie Darko,” “Rush” and “Sliding Doors”. Making use of that library, they’ve set Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi to produce the new “Memento”.
In a statement, Bacardi says they plan to approach the remake with the right amount of reverence:
“Memento is a masterpiece that leaves audiences guessing not just throughout the film, but long after as well, which is a testament to its daring approach. We intend to stay true to Christopher Nolan’s vision and deliver a memorable movie that is every bit as edgy, iconic and award-worthy as the original. It’s a big responsibility to deliver something that lives up to the mastery of the original, but we are extremely excited and motivated to bring this puzzle back to life and back into the minds of moviegoers.”
Iervolino adds that the film’s popularity and rewatchability justify the need for a remake:
“‘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. 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. Our acquisition of the EMG library reinforced our commitment to build a strong global studio with a strong pipeline of commercial films that can play to a worldwide audience. Bringing a new ‘Memento’ to audiences is an initial example of how we intend to execute this strategy.”
No word on when the new take on “Memento” will enter production.
Source: AMBI Pictures