November 14, 2019

Vivica A. Fox Goes On Rumored ‘Set It Off’ Reboot

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Vivica A. Fox Goes On Rumored ‘Set It Off’ Reboot
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Vivica A. Fox is not feeling rumors of a remake of one of her classic movies.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Issa Rae was looking to remake the 1996 classic Set It Off which starred Kimberly Elise, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett, and Fox herself.

When asked recently during a conversation on ET how she felt about a potential remake, she looked to shut the door on giving it her blessing.

“It’s a classic, leave it alone,” she said. “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.”

She then continued.

“Like, create your own franchise,” she said. “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.”


In an age of sequels and reboots, there have been conversations about many classic movies being updated or reprised for the times.

Ice T was recently on Ebro in the Morning where he addressed rumors of a New Jack City reboot.

“I’m not a hater, but I don’t think it’ll be easy to do. Because New Jack City is a period performance. He later  “Another reason is Wesley Snipes performance. I don’t think you can touch [his performance].”

For more on the interview look below.