waiting to exhale (classic photo)*Beloved classic women’s flick, “Waiting to Exhale,” will go down in history as one of the most empowering films for a black female.

Recently, 20th Century Fox confirmed an attempt to relive the experience with a sequel, despite the death of Whitney Houston’s.

“It’s almost in her honour that we think to soldier on,” said Elizabeth Gabler of Fox. “I don’t think she would want it to [stop] production.”

Gabler added that Forest Whitaker, who directed the original film, had been in talks with Houston as the film progressed.

“He’d been the one who was speaking with her, updating [Houston] on its progress,” said Gabler, after admitting they have not considered anyone, as of yet, to play Savannah, Houston’s character in the original.

In the meantime, Houston will be honored in her encore big screen appearance in “Sparkle,” due out in theaters Aug. 17.