Vivica A. Fox Isn't Feelin' Issa Rae's Upcoming Set It Off Remake
Vivica A. Fox is opposed to the remake of the classic cult movie—Set it off.
In an exclusive interview with ET, Fox expressed her feelings about the in-development Set It Off remake (which has actually been referred to as a “reimagining”), which will be produced by Issa Rae. Rae is also reportedly set to star in the new heist film.
“It’s a classic, leave it alone,” she said. “There’s absolutely no reason to try to redo it. It’s been done, and we did it so well, that people are absolutely going to compare it to that and I think that’s her taking on a tremendous chore because that film has become a cult classic and some things are just better left [alone].”
“Like, create your own franchise,” she added. “If you want to do a new film of girls robbing banks, create your own thing. You can make it up to date. We did that film in 1996. We are in 2019, going into 2020. So, create your own thing because people are absolutely going to compare it to it, and she’ll probably, if it’s not good, they’re going to slay her for it.”
The original film, which was released in 1996, starred Fox, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Kimberly Elise. When asked about Set It Off having such an impact to inspire a remake, Fox was visibly disapproving of the idea. After making a face that said it all, Fox, who is promoting her upcoming film Christmas Matchmakers, put it plainly.