Remakes and reboots aren’t in and of themselves bad ideas. It’s part of our history as human beings to tell stories from generation to generation, each one subject to the individual flourishes of the times in which they are told. This is why Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet is possibly his magnum opus. So we need to talk to the people who keep signing up to remake the wrong movies. The thing about a movie like Robocop is it’s an extension of Paul Verhoeven’s cultural critique and social satire. Likewise, Christopher Nolan’s best movies are specifically in tune to his artistic sensibilities that has been with him from the get-go. Starting in his very first film, Memento creates the framework for his stories that audiences may begin to associate with the director. Unfortunately, the latest report from THR has it that a remake is currently in the works.
Co-owners of AMBI Pictures, Monika Bacardi and Andrea Lervolino, are set to finance the forthcoming production, with Bacardi coming out with the following statement regarding their intentions going forward:
“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.“
Nolan’s original film is only fifteen years old, and many fans would consider this remake premature. Personally I think a remake of this would be premature for the mere fact of its existence. Then again, maybe it’s just karma for Nolan’s 2002 remake of Insomnia.
There’s no release date yet, but stay tuned to AE for more news as it breaks.
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