Vivica A. Fox Doesn't Want 'Set It Off' Reboot: "Create Your Own Thing"


Insecure star and co-creator Issa Rae is in early development on a re-imagining of New Line’s crime thriller Set It Off, which starred Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox and Kimberly Elise.


Rae will produce with plans to star in the project. Syreeta Singleton and Nina Gloster have been hired to pen the script. Montrel McKay (Issa Rae Productions) will produce alongside Rae.


But the Set It Off remake doesn't have a blessing from Vivica A. Fox. The 55-year-old actress starred in the original film back in 1996 alongside Kimberly Elise, Jada Pinkett, and Queen Latifah.


She stopped by ET Live, and was asked about the upcoming reboot. Fox made a face before explaining why she’s not a fan of the idea.


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


"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 like, create your own franchise."

"If you want to do a new film of girls robbing banks, create your own thing," she continued. "You can make it up to date. Like you said, 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."

Watch Vivica's full interview below, including her remarks about what could be another installment of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill franchise and whether or not she'd return to that series.


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