Never one to mince words, Vivica A. Fox didn’t shy away from the opportunity to speak out against the reported remake of the 1996 F. Gary Gray film, ‘Set It Off’ (in which she starred).
Recently quizzed by our friends at ‘Entertainment Tonight’ about the in-the-works reboot, to be helmed by Issa Rae (as we reported here), Fox went on record to discuss the ‘tremendous chore’ of remaking such a cult classic:
“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.”
That’s not all she said. She the rest inside:
“Like, create your own franchise,” she continued. “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.” [source]
As of time reported, Rae hasn’t responded to the 55-year-old’s comments.