Newswire: A Memento remake is happening, because Polaroids are so 15 years ago
Ideally, a remake should be either of a film that had potential that wasn’t realized the first time around, or of a forgotten gem that deserves to be rediscovered. The producers of the upcoming Memento remake must have read that backwards, then, because instead of remaking a forgotten gem a they’re remaking a gem about forgetting.
How else can you explain the logic behind the decision, made by production company AMBI Pictures (and the Italian aristocrat who recently sunk $200 million into it)? “Memento has been consistently ranked as one of the best films of its decade. People who’ve seen Memento 10 times still feel they need to see it one more time,” says AMBI “anchor investor” Andrea Iervolino. “This is a quality that we feel really supports and justifies a remake.” Which is exactly why a new Casablanca comes out every 10 years.
Anyway, now that …