Want Another Helping? “Soul Food” Sequel, “More Soul Food,” Is In The Works
If you were one of the very, very few people who wanted to catch up with the Joseph family after all these years, you will soon be able to. You will be happy to know that a sequel to Soul Food is on its way. That’s right. A good 18 years and a hit Showtime spinoff later, we’re getting another helping of Soul Food. Some leftovers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio Fox 2000 is prepping More Soul Food. Clever title, right?
George Tillman Jr., who was behind the camera and the writer of the 1997 hit film, is writing the story alongside Nathan Skulnik. Tillman’s State Street Pictures will be producing the sequel, as well original Soul Food producers Babyface and his ex-wife, Tracey Edmonds.
So what could this story be about nearly 20 years later? Will former cast members return for the sequel?
It doesn’t sound like it. According to the report, the sequel is “based on the 1997 ensemble film,” and following a “new, millennial generation of the Joseph family.”
“In the age of cell phones and social media, the once-close clan finds themselves disconnected and, without the guidance of the elders who have always held things together, they struggle to rediscover the importance of tradition and family.”
Interesting. Is anyone else getting the vibe that this might be a straight-to-BET or OWN production? It does not sound very close to the original.
Since making Soul Food, Tillman has been busy directing films like Men of Honor and Notorious, as well as directing recent episodes of Power on Starz, including scenes for the upcoming third season. And he’s clearly a lover of sequels, as Tillman’s production company is producing the upcoming third installment of Barbershop.
I know that when a beloved film has a major following, the chances of it making a killing at the box office are pretty high, hence the interest in bringing it back to life. But I’m a firm believer in this classic mantra: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
But what about you? Are you here for a second helping of Soul Food?