“I’m not associated with it, you know. I’m have nothing to do with it at all,” he said.
When pressed about his specific feelings for the flick, Snipes explained:
“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 are current. I don’t particularly like the idea of recreating the drug culture. For what? […] I don’t know. They actually talked to me about doing it and I told them no. If I had a dime for every time I’ve said no. It’s a done deal, it’s a wrap.”
The original “New Jack City” premiered in 1991 and it served as Mario Van Peebles‘ directorial debut. It told the story of New York City drug lord Nino Brown (Snipes) and the detective, Scotty Appleton (Ice-T) who goes undercover to plot his downfall. Along with Snipes and Ice-T starring in the movie, Chris Rock, Michael Michele, and Allen Payne also had significant roles. Deadline made the announcement that the flick would be receiving a reboot, although the writer for the movie, Malcolm M. Mays deemed it a “sequel” on Instagram. Along with being a writer, Mays has also had a reoccurring role on the FX drama “Snowfall,” which also explores the inner workings of the drug world only this time, in L.A. where Mays is from.
“New Jack City” has had major cultural impact, especially serving as the launching pad for the acting careers of Rock, Payne and Ice-T. Rock was especially memorable to audiences for his dramatic turn as “Pookie” Benny Robinson, a crack addict who eventually becomes a police informant and infiltrates the Cash Money Brothers gang.
The flick was made for an estimated $8 million, according to Deadline, and it grossed around $48 million at the domestic box office. Although Mays is set to pen the script for the sequel, there is no director attached yet. Meanwhile, Mays is gearing up to direct and produce the feature film “Flint,” starring John Ortiz and T.I. The movie will follow a converted ex-con who’s found peace in the Tao principles. He finds himself caught up in a murder mystery set upon by his ex-lover and young mentee. His journey plays out in the backdrop of the Flint, MI water crisis and soon connections are made between the protagonist’s mystery and the water crisis afflicting the community where he grew up.
Twitter Demands Justice For Joshua Brown Independent Of The Dallas Police Department
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No one in that courtroom hugged Joshua Brown when he broke down crying on the witness stand.— Cam’ron Moore (@CamtheNavigator) October 6, 2019
Instead they hugged and coddled the murderer, while two Black men died at her expense.
And that, folks, is first-class white supremacy.
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Brown's identity should have been protected. He was Botham Jean's neighbor.— Wiktor Dynarski (@wdynarski) October 6, 2019
He was a black man testifying in a murder of another black man by a white police officer. He lived in the same complex as the murderer. This could have been prevented if anyone cared#Justice4JoshuaBrown https://t.co/EGKQXB6hur
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It’s not a mystery what happened here. Joshua Brown got murdered because he helped put Amber in jail. She killed an innocent man and another innocent man was killed. Protect the lady who recorded the video bc this is horrific. #Justice4JoshuaBrown— Ralphie Laurent (@TaylorLaurrenn) October 6, 2019
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So how many celebrities and "objective" news readers who praised that docile "forgiveness" display are talking about #Justice4JoshuaBrown this Sunday morning?— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) October 6, 2019
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#Justice4JoshuaBrown this story doesn’t sit right with my spirit. Innocent man found dead after he testified again the cop who got 10 years in Dallas for her killing a unarmed black man in his own apartment. This case was messed up from the beginning and tampered with. https://t.co/FS2zELaAFA— Phoenix (@PhoenixHolley) October 6, 2019
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Excuse me, what?— Nickel J. Keep || Progress not Perfection || BLM (@nickelkeep) October 5, 2019
I dare someone to tell me this is just a coincidence. He helps get a cop convicted for murdering an innocent black man, and just a few days later he himself is murdered?
Know his name. Say his name. Demand justice.#JoshuaBrown #Justice4JoshuaBrown https://t.co/Fe8uaiudbQ
Wesley Snipes Criticizes ‘New Jack City’ Sequel For ‘Recreating The Drug Culture’ was originally published on newsone.com