Hollywood is just trolling us now. The latest act of passive aggression is the announcement of a planned reboot of Memento, Christopher Nolan's instant-classic 2000 film about a man who *suffers from short term memory loss,* which was perfectly fine in the first place and does not at all need to be remade.
The company AMBI Productions announced it will remake the indie hit, presumably without the involvement of Nolan or star Guy Pearce, who played the amnesia-inflicted widow trying to track down his wife's killer. According to an AMBI executive's rationale for a remake, any movie that warrants more than a single viewing should get a full-scale reboot:
“’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 [sic] Christopher Nolan, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.”
And the news gets worse: AMBI secured the rights to Memento when it acquired the library of Exclusive Media Group, which also includes Donnie Darko, Sliding Doors, and Cruel Intentions — the latter of which has already been slated for a TV sequel. This reboot craze is officially out of control.
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