At the time of its release in 2000, Christopher Nolan’s Memento was a groundbreaking indie film that managed to reach the mainstream, a feat not all that common in those days. It cost US$9 million to make the film, and it grossed $40 million worldwide, a very high margin for a then-first-time director. To boot, it was nominated for the Best Editing and Best Original Screenplay Oscars.
Starring Guy Pearce as Leonard, a man with chronic retrograde amnesia, the film follows him as he tries to piece together his identity and what he’s doing in his life. He uses clues tattooed all over his body to figure out who killed his wife, and he consistently keeps making the same mistakes over and over, to his own detriment.
It seems like the movie gods have failed to heed this lesson, and are intent on remaking the film. AMBI Pictures, which acquired the rights to Memento, is set to finance and produce another version of the movie, reports ComingSoon老域名出售.
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“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,” said producer Monika Bacardi of AMBI Pictures. “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.”
AMBI recently purchased 400 titles from the Exclusive Media Group library, which also include such well-known movies as Cruel Intentions, Sliding Doors and Donnie Darko.
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