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    http://www.gq.com/story/christopher-nolan-memento-remake

    Who the hell thinks they can improve on this movie?

    Christopher Nolan's Memento Is Getting a Remake For Some Reason
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    Nicole Silverberg
    November 16, 2015 5:00 pm

    And other puzzling remakes may follow soon

    There are plenty of thinkpieces out there about our supposed culture of nostalgia, and in my opinion, whatever, everyone can make their "only nineties kids will remember" lists until the cows come home. But you gotta ask, do we have to remake movies that, frankly, aren't even old enough to drive? Sure, we've got some exciting projects like the all-lady Ghostbusters and the all-lady Ocean's Eleven but we've also got a Snowpiercer TV show coming our way—and now a full-blown remake of Christopher Nolan's 2000 thriller Memento.

    First off, it's shocking we're not even counting NBC show Blindspot as its own valid Memento spinoff, but alas, we are not. Instead, AMBI Pictures just acquired Exclusive Media Group's library of over 400 titles, and since Memento is part of that batch, a remake is born.

    Of course, part of the whole point of Memento was, you know, how new it all was. It was indie! It was our first experience with Chris Nolan! The movie starred Guy Pearce as a man with a rare form of memory loss who is attempting to track down his wife's killer. With a reverse storyline and a chronological storyline, there was intrigue. But there was also was a lot of money made. Thus the remake.

    Monika Bacardi, who co-runs AMBI, said in a statement, "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."

    Apparently the Exclusive Media Group library also includes Cruel Intentions, Donnie Darko, Rush, and Sliding Doors, so this is likely just an omen of more remakes to come. Yay?

     
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    And oh yeah....Howard related, because everything he does now is stupid.
     
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    remaking 2000s movies now