Ready for another serving of ‘Soul Food’?
According to new reports, a sequel to the 1997 classic is currently being cooked up by Fox 2000.
THR reveals that development is at an advanced stage for the film’s follow-up, which has a working title of ‘More Soul Food.’
As many will recall, the original film, starring an ensemble cast that included Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, and Mekhi Phifer, followed a tight-knit African-American family who had a tradition of eating a big dinner together every Sunday. But their bond begins to fall apart after the death of their matriarch.
Conceptually, the sequel will introduce the new, millennial generation of the Joseph family. The reports adds, that “in the age of cell phones and social media, the once-close clan finds themselves disconnected and, without the guidance of the elders who have always held things together, they struggle to rediscover the importance of tradition and family.”
As always with sequels, there’ll inevitably be a sect raising an eyebrow. To appease such worries, George Tillman Jr., who wrote and directed the original, is back on board. He, along with Nathan Skulnik, are writing the new script. Tillman’s State Street Pictures will produce along with Tracey and Babyface Edmonds.
The first film, which amassed $43.7 million , also spawned a Showtime TV series, ‘Soul Food: The Series.’ A hit in its own right, said show aired from 2000-2004.
It’ll be intriguing to see if any of the original cast return.
In the meanwhile, as ever…