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Christopher Nolan's Memento to get remake


Story by Jack Foley

CHRISTOPHER Nolan’s mind-bending back-to-front memory thriller Memento is to be re-made.

The small-budget film marked Nolan’s breakthrough feature in 2000 and starred Guy Pearce as a heavily tattooed man suffering from a unique form of memory loss, who is attempting to track track down his wife’s killer.

At its time of release, the movie stood out for being partially told in reverse order.

Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano also starred.

The remake is being done by AMBI Pictures, a company run by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi that acquired the remake rights after buying the library of Exclusive Media Group. This 400-title collection also includes Cruel Intentions, Donnie Darko and Sliding Doors.

Commenting on the remake idea, Iervolino said: “The bar is set high thanks to the brilliance of Christopher Nolan, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.”

Bacardi added that the remake would “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”.

As yet, no casting or director has been announced and there is no release date set. But the remake announcement only comes 15 years after Nolan’s original was released in cinemas.

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