Fans of the original “Memento” aren’t too happy that the film is being remade.
It was announced Monday that Christopher Nolan‘s “Memento” is being remade by independent AMBI Pictures, which acquired the remake rights from Exclusive Media Group in September, and fans were quick to take to Twitter to announce their outrage about the remake.
“They’re remaking ‘Memento?'” One user wrote. “Hollywood you stupid lizard f-cks.”
“Hollywood has decided to remake ‘Memento,'” said another user. “Hollywood is officially out of ideas.”
Not only was “Memento” Nolan’s breakout film, it was also a family affair, as he adapted the script from his brother Jonathan Nolan’s short story “Memento Mori.” The non-chronological film starred Guy Pearce as an amnesiac.
“Memento” premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2000 and grossed nearly $40 million at the box office. It also received Oscar nominations for screenplay and editing, and has a stellar review of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
See some reactions below.
THEY’RE REMAKING MEMENTO!?!? HOLLYWOOD YOU STUPID LIZARD FUCKS
— froggy (@xMOONS) November 16, 2015
Erm… why are they remaking Memento? it's not exactly dated
— Josh Sammons (@JoshSammons7) November 16, 2015
They're remaking Memento, which is great cuz now it's like full-story-immersion when i immediately wipe this news from my memory
— Joey Doyle (@JoeDoyle521) November 16, 2015
Memento remake? ugh, so stupid! But I could have actually gotten behind a Memento tv series, like AMBI is doing with Cruel Intentions.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 16, 2015
If I was the main character in "Brewster's Millions" and needed to just burn through some cash, a "Memento" remake might make sense…
— DrewAtHitFix (@DrewAtHitFix) November 16, 2015
@Gyropitus Haha let me try that again… A Memento remake?! WHHHHY?! *Puts fist through Mac, runs down street screaming*
— Garry McConnachie (@TheGMcConnachie) November 16, 2015
@PHZ_Sicks Why the hell are they rebooting my favorite movie? Memento doesn't need a damn remake.
— AC (@april_rose) November 16, 2015
A remake of Memento? Why? It's amazing in its current form.
— Jordan Ashby (@JM_Ashby) November 16, 2015
A Memento remake?, WTF is wrong with you Hollywood? ????????
— En Sabah Nur (@f0xXxmccl0ud) November 16, 2015
Memento Is Getting a Remake why? the original is perfect! to make more $$$$ that's why
— Charlie Flowe (@DjFlowe) November 16, 2015
Leave it the fuck alone!!! https://t.co/vrzt1hNgbu
— D.C.O'Reilly (@Coppertop79) November 16, 2015
Hollywood has decided to remake Memento. Hollywood is officially out of original ideas.
— Andrew Keck (@andrewkeck) November 16, 2015
On a different note. Why is Memento being remade? #AnotherPointlessRemake
— Paul Smyth (@Oh_That_Guy_) November 16, 2015