Issa Rae Denies Reports She’s Producing A ‘Set It Off’ Remake: I Would Never Remake A Classic
False alarm! Director and actress Issa Rae isn’t doing a Set It Off remake after all.
Reports swirled that Issa Rae was producing the remake for the 1996 classic that starred Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox , and Kimberly Elise. The movie brought in more than $41 million with a $9 million budget.
It wasn’t long before Vivica A. Fox and Jada Pinkett Smith said they weren’t here for a new version.
Vivica A. Fox told Entertainment Tonight,
“It’s a classic, leave it alone. 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.”
“Like, create your own franchise. 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.”
Damn, Vivica Fox said she’s not here at all for Issa Rae's 'Set It Off' remake.
“It’s a classic, leave it alone,” she said bluntly. “There’s absolutely no reason to try to redo it. It’s been done..” pic.twitter.com/2sXe8rdpfA
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Jada Pinkett Smith also said,
“Absolutely not. I don’t know why people keep thinking that… I know that we won’t — the original cast.”
“If they decide to do an extension of it in some way, recast it in some way, I personally think that’s just something you leave alone. It’s a classic, it’s done.”
“Oh, I would never remake a classic. I don’t know where that came from.”
Are you here for a Set It Off remake? Tell us in the comments! [Entertainment Tonight]