Simply whenever you had been questioning who the cat is who received’t cop out when there’s hazard all about, alongside comes the primary trailer for Shaft with an action-packed reply.
The fifth installment of the Shaft franchise, the upcoming movie brings collectively three generations of males within the Shaft household — the unique John Shaft, John Shaft II, and John Shaft III — for an additional journey within the prison underworld of Harlem.
New Line Cinema launched the trailer for Shaft, a follow-up to 2000’s equally titled Shaft, which launched Samuel Jackson as John “J.J.” Shaft II. The brand new movie casts Independence Day: Resurgence actor Jessie T. Usher as John Shaft III, an FBI agent and Massachusetts Institute of Know-how-educated cybersecurity skilled who finds himself in Harlem investigating the dying of a buddy. Compelled to enlist the assistance of his estranged father, John Shaft II (Jackson), J.J. quickly will get caught up in a case that calls for each his technical know-how and his father’s formidable road smarts to unravel — and ultimately attracts within the man they had been each named after, the primary John Shaft.
Authentic Shaft star Richard Roundtree reprises his most well-known function because the “unhealthy mom” who spawned three movies that includes the hard-hitting, lady-romancing, smooth-talking personal detective. The forged is crammed out by Regina Corridor (Barbershop: The Subsequent Reduce, The Hate U Give), Alexandra Shipp (X-Males: Apocalypse), Matt Lauria (Friday Evening Lights), Titus Welliver (Bosch), and Wu-Tang Clan founding member (and actor) Cliff “Technique Man” Smith (Keanu, HBO’s The Deuce).
Shaft is directed by Tim Story (Barbershop, Incredible 4) from a script penned by Kenya Barris (Women Journey, Black-ish) and Alex Barnow (The Goldbergs). The character of John Shaft is impressed by creator and unique Shaft screenwriter Ernest Tidyman’s novel of the identical title.
The primary Shaft was launched in 1971, and was adopted by two sequels: 1972’s Shaft’s Massive Rating! and 1973’s Shaft in Africa. Jackson rebooted the franchise with 2000’s Shaft, which was a reasonable crucial and industrial success. The upcoming movie is anticipated to pivot into extra action-comedy territory, as evidenced by the trailer’s emphasis on humor.
Shaft is scheduled to hit theaters June 14.