Thursday 19 September 2019

Here’s the stupid reason why the brilliant Memento is getting a remake

Guy Pearce in Memento
Guy Pearce in Memento
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

In news which is likely to irk fans of Christopher Nolan's hit 2000 film, Memento, the film is set for a remake - simply because it is popular.

AMBI pictures has announced it will produce a remake of the film, with other films including Donnie Darko, Sliding Doors and Cruel Intentions also in the line of fire.

The movie starred Guy Pearce as a man suffering from memory loss who is trying to track down his wife's killer.  The plot is told in reverse alongside a chronological telling and both strands converge for the ending.

It launched Nolan as a director to be reckoned with and has become something of a cult classic.

In a statement, Monika Bacardi of AMBI explained the reasoning behind the remake, "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.”

Or, you could just watch the original.

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