Back in September, it was reported that Issa Rae was reportedly on board to produce a remake of the classic 1996 film “Set It Off.” During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Vivica A. Fox shared her thoughts on the news.
She said, “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.”
Vivica continued, “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.”
Nonetheless, Vivica made it clear she has no problem if someone was to make a continuation of something that has been done.
Now that we are in an era of a lot of remakes and reboots, Vivica continued to share her thoughts and said, “Well I don’t think there’s anything wrong if they do something that goes into the next chapter of the story. It’s when they try to recreate it and it’s already been done and that magic’s been captured in the bottle.”
She continued, “Unless it’s moving forward, I just don’t think it should be done.”
As we previously reported, Issa was named as a producer for the remake, and she was possibly going to star in the project as well.
Check out Vivica’s full interview below:
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