Christopher Nolan's 'Memento' to get remake

Story highlights

  • Critically acclaimed "Memento" is getting a remake
  • It was the first hit for director Christopher Nolan

(The Hollywood Reporter)"Memento," Christopher Nolan's 2000 breakout thriller, is getting remade.

AMBI Pictures, run by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, has announced it will finance and produce the remake.
The company has the remake rights because it acquired the library of Exclusive Media Group. The 400-title library also contains such as movies as "Cruel Intentions," "Donnie Darko," "Rush" and "Sliding Doors."
    AMBI launched a $200-million film fund last week, a move that followed the acquisition of the library, and subsequently green-lit "Memento" as its latest production.
    "Memento" starred Guy Pearce as a man who is tracking down his wife's killer but suffers from a unique from of memory loss. The movie told part of its story in reverse order while another storyline was chronological. The two met at the end to devastating effect.
    "Memento," which was released by Newmarket Films, was nominated for best screenplay and best editing and heralded Nolan as a major talent. It grossed $25.5 million at the domestic box office, qualifying it as an indie hit, but it had an even greater impact on film lovers and moviegoers since its initial release.
    In a statement, 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."