Vivica A. Fox Explains Why She’s Not With A “Set It Off” Remake: ”It’s A Classic, Leave It Alone”

While out promoting her new film, “Christmas Matchmakers,” Vivica A. Fox chatted with Entertainment Weekly and shared her thoughts on Issa Rae’s remake of the classic “Set It Off.”

According to various publications, Rae is in the early stages of developing the remake in which four close friends desperate for cash, rob multiple banks throughout Los Angeles.

ET Live’s Melicia Johnson spoke to the 55-year-old actress Wednesday, and when Johnson brought up the film, Fox mad a face before detailing why she’s not a fan of the idea.

“It’s a classic, leave it alone,” she said of the 1996 film, which starred herself, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Kimberly Elise. “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.”

“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.”

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