Once again Hollywood has proven that it is so out of ideas that it should just come out and admit it. Instead they are destroying some of our favourite films with remake after remake. Now, granted there have been good remakes, even great ones but it needs to be done to either bring the movie to a new audience that could not have seen the old original, or technology that now exists that can remake the move much better.
Sadly what we are seeing is a lack of creativity and butchering of our cult classics. Case in point: Memento. This is one of my all-time greatest movies. Christopher Nolan’s Memento, the 2000 mystery thriller starred Guy Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss. AMBI Pictures has acquired the rights to the library of Exclusive Media Group and has given the greenlight to a remake of Nolan’s twisty brain-bender. Monika Bacardi, one of AMBI’s executives, released the following statement:
“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.”
If you think Memento is a classic and doesn’t deserve the remake treatment, your choice is simple: don’t pay to see the remake. Ever. That’s the only way Hollywood will get the message. It depends on who they hire to write, direct, and star in it, but as of right now, I’m not interested in seeing this story retold since I think Nolan did it perfectly the first time around. If an interesting group of talent is suddenly attached and it seems like they’re going to put their own spin on it that I’ll enjoy, I’m not going to avoid it just for the principle.
What do you guys think? Here’s the original trailer: