Well, this is rather depressing. While reboots and remakes have become an inevitability in Hollywood, there are some movies which simply don’t need that sort of treatment, and among those is the one which put Christopher Nolan on the map; 2000’s Memento.

AMBI Pictures has announced today that they will finance and produce the remake, and among their 400 strong catalogue of movies following the $200 million purchase of Exclusive Media Group’s library are the likes of Donnie Darko, Cruel Intentions, and Sliding Doors.

Considered a modern classic, Memento starred Guy Pearce as a man suffering from a unique form of memory loss who is trying to track down his wife’s killer. As a result of that condition, the story played out in a very unique fashion, with scenes shown in reverse and chronological order. The two then met at the end to deliver a real punch to the gut!

“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,” AMBI Pictures says. “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.”

This is a horrible idea and one which is already causing quite a stir on Twitter. We’ll have to wait and see how it plays out, but it’s not hard to imagine it failing to top the original…