The Shaft franchise is coming back with a new movie called Shaft and today we have the first trailer and poster to share with you.
This next film brings together three generations of the Shaft family that includes original Shaft actor Richard Roundtree from the 1970s films; Samuel L. Jackson, who played his nephew. John Shaft II, in the 2000 film; and Jessie T. Usher, who is the newest addition to the Shaft family. He is the estranged son of Jackson’s character and a cybersecurity expert. The movie also stars Alexandra Shipp.
The movie looks like it will bring some cool entertainment to the Shaft fans. The film looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!
Shaft is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather coat, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
When previously talking about John Shaft Jr., Jackson offered some additional details saying, “He joins the FBI, which is sort of anti-Shaft family values. So when he comes to me for help, it’s a matter of reshaping him.”
Shaft will be released sometime this year.