Vivica Fox Doesn’t Approve Of ‘Set It Off’ Remake

Contributed by Jordyn Fields

The 1996 classic Set It Off is set to be revived soon by Issa Rae who will produce and star in the movie. However original cast member, Vivica A. Fox, says she’s not here for it.

The star who played Frankie in the movie plainly told Entertainment Tonight, “It’s a classic, leave it alone.”

The film also starred other up and coming 90’s stars including: Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Kimberly Elise.

Pinkett- Smith also spoke about her feelings on a possible remake before Issa Rae had even announced involvement. “I personally think that’s just something you leave alone,” she said. “It’s a classic, it’s done.” She also stated that none of the original stars were interested in doing a remake or sequel.

“There’s absolutely no reason to try to redo it,” said Fox. “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 [alone].”

Even though we are in a era of reboots, Fox says that unless the new film is moving the story forward, it shouldn’t be done. She also went on to offer a suggestion to Issa Rae on Set It Off.

“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.”