In November last year (15) 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 groundbreaking spirit of Christopher's time-bending film and producers should ensure the new version is a complete departure from the original.

"You would never attempt to cover a Radiohead song," he told Britain's Total Film magazine. "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, and you Radiohead the s**t out of it. But there was something about Chris' unique quality that will be hard to supersede."

Tom has already starred in a major blockbuster whose plot looped around time, taking the lead in futuristic science-fiction tale The Edge of Tomorrow.

Guy has previously joked about the idea of remaking Memento, writing on Twitter, "I wonder why they'd do a remake anyway? I mean we all know how it starts..."

However the star is serious in his belief that the original, which was nominated for two Academy Awards, will be a tough act to follow.

"One of the things that made Memento so incredible was that it was original in its execution," he shared. "I don't know if it will then lose something if you do it a second time unless you come up with something equally original."

The remake, which movie boss Monika says will, "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," is yet to receive a planned release date.