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November 16, 2015 4:16 PM EST

This sounds familiar: a movie about a man hunting down his wife’s killer while suffering from a mysterious form of amnesia is coming to theaters.

Yup, director Christopher Nolan’s breakthrough film Memento is getting the remake treatment. AMBI Pictures announced that it will finance and produce a new version of the 2000 film that starred Guy Pearce as a man suffering from anterograde amnesia, which prevents him from forming new memories, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film’s unique storytelling—one storyline was told in reverse order while another was chronological—earned Nolan widespread critical acclaim upon release.

The company earned the rights to remake the movie after acquiring Exclusive Media Group, whose library also boasts films such as Donnie Darko and Cruel Intentions.

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 co-head Monika Bacardi 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.”


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