Guy Pearce not keen on Memento remake
Memento star Guy Pearce thinks remaking Christopher Nolan’s iconic film is a terrible idea unless the new version is a Tom Cruise-style blockbuster.
In November last year, Monika Bacardi, the boss of film company AMBI pictures, announced her firm would be remaking the 2000 movie, in which Guy played Shelby, a man with memory loss attempting to track down his wife’s murderer. Guy, 48, believes any remake will struggle to capture the ground breaking spirit of Christopher’s time-bending film and producers should ensure the new version is a complete departure from the original, reported Contactmusic.
“You would never attempt to cover a Radiohead song. I don’t think covering Memento is a great idea, unless you do the $ 200 million Tom Cruise version and you set it in a whole futuristic world. But there was something about Chris’ unique quality that will be hard to supersede,” Guy told Britain’s Total Film magazine.