The Shaft series has been going on since the '70s, with the franchise getting a reboot of sorts in 2000. In the first Shaft film, it was actor Richard Roundtree who played a private detective John Shaft. The 2000 version had Samuel L Jackson play John Shaft II, who was an NYPD cop and was the nephew of the previous Shaft. Now, 19 years later, we are having a sequel to this Shaft film, the fifth in the franchise, that brings back Jackson as the smooth cop with a penchant for guns and girls. Captain Marvel New Trailer: 7 Hints and Secrets Hidden in Brie Larson, Jude Law and Samuel L Jackson’s Latest Superhero Promo.
But he is not alone in his new mission. Joining him is Jessie Usher, who takes the role of his son, John 'JJ' Shaft III, a very straight cop. The first trailer that came out on January 7 establishes how an assignment gets him to know more about his estranged father, who has not let go off his old ways. The trailer relies a lot on comedy than action, which works for all Jackson fans. The use of the iconic Shaft tune, composed by Isaac Hayes, will retain that nostalgic value. If that is not enough, then the original Shaft also makes an appearance here and he is still badass! Captain Marvel New Character Posters REVEALED: Goose the Cat Steals the Spotlight From Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L Jackson and Rightly So! View Pics.
Watch the Trailer of Shaft here:
Here's the official synopsis of the movie - "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 duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal."
Shaft is directed by Tim Story and also stars Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Method Man and Matt Lauria. The movie is aiming to release in June 2019.