Issa Rae Readying ‘Set It Off’ Remake

Published: Monday 16th Sep 2019 by Sam

It looks as though ‘Set It Off’ is heading back to the big screen – and this time via the lens of Issa Rae. 

Full story below…

THR reports that the ‘Insecure’ creator is prepping a re-imagining of New Line’s 90s crime thriller classic, which originally starred Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett, Kimberly Elise, and  Vivica A. Fox. 

Rae is on-board as co-producer and is believed to be starring too.

Joining her on producing duties is longtime collaborator Montrel McKay, from Issa Rae Productions.

Nina Gloster (‘Star’) and Syreeta Singleton (‘Black Monday’) have been enlisted to pen the script.

Directed by F. Gary Gray, the 1996 original told the tale of a quad of friends who embarked on a series of bank robberies after experiencing various hardships. Initially successful, many of their eventual fates were grim.

What wasn’t, however, was the film’s box office success – which was immense. It grossed $41 million on a production budget of $9 million.  And went on to become a bonafide classic within the realms of Black cinema and beyond.

Time will tell if this revisiting of the story delivers comparable success in the contemporary climate.

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: New Line / Essence]

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  1. Gworl Bye September 16, 2019


    PLEASE don’t do this Issa. Leave classics alone.

    • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 16, 2019

      I agree. Why a remake? Take the concept as reference and make something new. Give us a female version of Denzel’s Inside Man or a totally new concept with black women. Set it off deserves a part 2 with Jada Pinkett but not a remake.

      • JaZzy Da Bi Asian TGJ STAFF SUPPORT #TROLLminators September 16, 2019

        TROLLmine you DEFINTELY should take a break from your chitterlings circuit coloring book tour and audition for the part of Cleo. Your boy side will be a good advantage to your girl side for this role. ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️ iSupport

      • Queen ?? Missy September 16, 2019

        ??? dead. Not the chitterling circuit!!!

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 16, 2019

        FAGmine u need to take a break from stalking my comments. F.uck off.

      • Shayla Queen September 16, 2019

        JasMAN the Raisin

        (Raisin – Any senior citizen over the age of 65. Usually found on bus stops, gym locker rooms, and retirement homes.)

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 16, 2019

        Dont speak to me u gutter trash sissy! Go find a man ugly and leave me the hell alone!

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 17, 2019

        And stop bullying me on here FAGmine aka ‘ShaylaMAN’ aka ALL the FAKE ‘Jasmine’ accounts (trolls)! I am a woman and I know this site is mostly gay men but so what? I have friends in the LGBT ?️‍? community and none of them act like troll F..AGs. I have lost two very close gay friends to suicide and drugs so i understand gay men and i empathize with the discrimination and oppression gay men and women face by society. I do not have to be fake or superficial with my comments because I cannot be anything but real in my comments! I am an ally and friend to the LGBT community so i suggest u take your bullying and frustrations (aka trolling) on to somebody else.

      • ?? JasMAN’s That Dried Grape (Raisin) Shrivelled Penis Juice ?? September 17, 2019

        Suck it

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  3. Yvonne Kirk September 16, 2019

    Hey Issa you are absolutely amazing I would love to be a part of this movie ?

    • Queen ?? Missy September 16, 2019

      Sweetie… Issa is not on here doll.

      • Shayla Queen September 16, 2019


      • Meme September 16, 2019

        Lmfao I’m screaming.

  4. JaZzy Da Bi Asian TGJ STAFF SUPPORT #TROLLminators September 16, 2019

    I feel so bad for this generation they’re literally getting trashy, generic pop/social media versions of old school classics. Classic tv shows, music stars, movies everything is a bland watered down remake…

  5. Clarkson September 16, 2019

    She is not that talented , I dont know why Hollywood keeps giving her gigs.

    • Queen ?? Missy September 16, 2019

      You are crazy.

  6. Jaquan September 16, 2019

    I’m not here for it

  7. eric September 16, 2019

    Heck no!! Go away with this! Nobody wants it!

  8. Meme September 16, 2019

    I get why everyone immediate reaction is no but I’m actually here for this. I guess I am the only one who don’t mind remakes. It’s always interesting to me.

  9. Urg September 16, 2019

    Hell NO!!!!!! Leave a classic alone!!!!! Wtf is Hollywood really out of ideas they try and remake everything and f’ck it up 90% of the times

  10. Tino September 16, 2019

    Please don’t!!!!!!!!!! Man Hollywood don’t make nothing but Disney movies, comic book movies and remakes.It seems like Jordan Peele is the only person actually being fresh and creative.

  11. Kurtz September 16, 2019

    Oh Helllll to the Nah!
    I don’t know her ??‍♂️
    But I don’t care who is involved leave this classic alone. This is in my top 5 movie of all time and the soundtrack is EVERYTHING!! When “missing you” kicks in at the end you just cry. Just no don’t remake this.

  12. L’ORANGE September 17, 2019

    Bad Idea

  13. Maxx September 17, 2019

    This is a great idea! Not sure why anyone wouldn’t want to see this story re-told with new & upcoming talent…yes it is a classic, but it’s not like they are trying to make a sequel. This is a remake! Please remake it as enjoyed the first one so much. Also the love interest would be great if Michael B Jordan would get the Blair Underwood part…just oooozzzeee s** appeal please…I like Issa & I love black people Periodt, so I know it will be entertaining if nothing else!

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