Warner Bros. PicturesWesley Snipes has a special message for major studios looking to reboot his 1991 classic film New Jack City fans: Let Nino Brown rest in peace.
In an interview with Shadow and Act, Snipes says he wants no part of the rumored Warner Brothers remake of the flick, in which he starred as the notorious drug kingpin Nino Brown.
“I’m not associated with it, you know. I’m have nothing to do with it at all,” Snipes said of the remake, noting that the film centered on a specific aspect the culture at that time — something that wouldn’t necessarily make sense today.
“I think some things should be left alone. If it worked at the time under the circumstances and the story was built around things that were current,” Snipes said. “I don’t particularly like the idea of recreating the drug culture. For what? Under the circumstances. I don’t know.”
In addition Snipes, the film, which was Mario Van Peebles‘ directorial debut, also starred Ice-T, Chris Rock, Flavor Flav, Allen Payne among others. It followed Ice T as Scotty Appleton, a New York City detective who goes undercover to infiltrate Nino Brown’s crack-dealing gang.
Snipes said his involvement with a potential remake just it ain’t happening.
“They actually talked to me about doing it and I told them no,” he continued. “If I had a dime for every time I’ve said no. It’s a done deal, it’s a wrap.”
Snipes currently stars in the hit Eddie Murphy comedy, Dolemite Is My Name.
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