As a young screenwriter I would always dream up ideas for sequels. After seeing Set it Off I dreamed of a kickass sequel and watching the film again last weekend (July 2011) for the first time in years brought back those memories.
Since this sequel doesn’t have a chance in hell of being made I decided to share it all with you.
For the record: Set It Off is a 1996 action and crime film directed by F. Gary Gray, and stars Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise (in her theatrical debut), as four close friends in Los Angeles, California who decide to plan and execute a bank robbery. They decide to do so for different reasons, although all four want better for themselves and their families.
|Set it Off (1996) poster|
Jada Pinkett — Lita 'Stoney' Newsome
Queen Latifah — Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims
Vivica A. Fox — Francesca 'Frankie' Sutton
Kimberly Elise — Tisean 'T.T.' Williams
John C. McGinley — Detective Strode
Ella Joyce - Detective Waller
Blair Underwood — Keith Weston
Dr. Dre — Black Sam
Set It Off 2 is an action/crime film written & directed by Dankwa Brooks and Produced by Dankwa Brooks for 'Nother Brother Entertainment. Release date TBD =)
In my idea Jada Pinkett Smith returns as Stoney. Still in Mexico running some non-profit started with the money from the robbery when some old friends return to pay a visit.
First surprise — Vivica A. Fox as Frankie. YES she did survive the 1st picture, but is now in a wheelchair. With her is T.T.’s grown son played by Bow Wow or Romeo. Also with them is Nefertiti Sims Cleo’s sister, whom they also call “Titi”, played by — Queen Latifah. Come on you got to bring Queen Latifah back! They want their share of the money, but it’s all spent so they make Stoney steal it back somehow.
Maybe tie in one or both of the detectives from the first movie (John C. McGinley & Ella Joyce) and even throw Blair Underwood in there. NO he didn’t marry Stoney down in Mexico, but have another reason for him to get involved. Dr. Dre? Black Sam gets killed in the first 5 minutes. (I hated his acting in the 1st one. Bloody horrible.)
That’s about all I thought up. It wasn’t fully developed, just an exercise. Truthfully if it was fully developed would I be sharing it on Facebook? I think not.
First shared on Facebook July 28, 2011
UPDATE: APRIL 24, 2013
|Graphic by Unik Visionz GFX|
LOL it seems like this pic of #SetItOff2 is making the rounds on the Internet. Someone even contacted me on Twitter. Why? I posted MY ideas for a sequel on the Internet? Why? Because it has a snowball's chance in hell of being made. I have read NOTHING to even hint that this sequel was getting made in the Hollywood trades and such. I think we can chalk this up to #FanArt
It also seemed to spark interest in THIS blog post since I have gotten over 9,000 hits THIS WEEK! Wow the power of the Internet :)
I even started a Set It Off 2 page on Facebook! Click the graphic below to go
April 25, 2013 After more searching I found the creator of the graphic and posted it above.