They’re Remaking Christopher Nolan’s ‘Memento’ For Some Strange, Unknown Reason

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

That seems to be the general consensus when it comes to remaking good films and television shows (barring, of course, the upcoming Baywatch reboot starring Zac Efron and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) but nobody, and we mean nobody was anticipating a remake of Christopher Nolan’s 2000 film Memento.

AMBI Pictures announced the news Monday (Nov. 16) according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a statement, co-founder Monika Bacardi said:

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.”

Now, the question on Memento fans’ minds is: Why remake something that is already so… perfect?

Fifteen years after its release, Memento is a film that has clearly stood the test of time. Upon its release in 2000, it was nominated for two Oscars including best original screenplay and best film editing, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay.

The film earned a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and sits at #100 on the Writers Guild of America’s list of 101 Best Screenplays Ever Written.

We have to say, AMBI’s reboot of Nolan’s thriller runs a dangerous risk of landing in the ranks of such failed remakes as The Karate Kid (2010), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Footloose (2010).

Our advice to readers (and AMBI Pictures, for that matter) would be to simply go back and re-watch the original Memento, thank Christopher Nolan for his stroke of genius, and call it a day.