Remember watching Memento and thinking about what a fulfilling, enriching experience it was to have such a well-contained and cleverly constructed film that stood alone?
The folks at AMBI Pictures disagree, as they’re more than happy to oblige a need no one has: one for a remake of director Christopher Nolan’s breakout hit about short-term memory loss and intertwining timelines.
In a statement today, AMBI announced that as part of a recent acquisition, they had greenlit a remake of Memento, which they would also produce. Nolan has not been tapped to return to the project, and given the wording of the statement, it’s likely he won’t be.
Monika Bacardi, an anchor investor in AMBI Pictures, said the studio plans to stay true to Nolan’s vision:
It’s strange to think that the seminal film released only 15 years ago ever left our minds in the first place, but then again, the jokes about forgetting Memento kind of write themselves.
Other films in the AMBI Pictures acquisition include Cruel Intentions, Donnie Darko and Sliding Door.