Christopher Nolan fans may be about to experience a sense of deja vu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMBI Pictures has announced that it will remake “Memento,” the Christopher Nolan-directed thriller that helped establish the director back in 2000.
AMBI Pictures’ Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have announced their intention to finance and produce the remake, which comes after the company’s acquisition of Exclusive Media Group’s library. The original “Memento” starred Guy Pearce as a man suffering from memory loss on the hunt for his wife’s killer. Part of the film’s story unfolded in reverse chronological order, a move that helped cement Nolan — whose later work would include “Inception,” “The Prestige” and the “Dark Knight” trilogy — as a visionary storyteller.
“’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,” said Bacardi in a statement. “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.”
In addition to “Memento’s” rights, AMBI Pictures’ library also includes “Cruel Intentions,” “Donnie Darko” and “Sliding Doors” among many other films.
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