Shaft 2019 – Yes, the film’s just called Shaft, but we had that back in 2000 with the first movie starring Samuel L Jackson as the black private dick, that’s a sex machine to all the chicks…
There, he was the nephew of the original John Shaft. Here, he’s now his son… Confused? I am.
As the trailer plays out, both Jackson and the original Shaft, Richard Roundtree, come across Jackson’s son, Jessie T Usher, as John Shaft Jr. He’s confirmed as Roundtree’s grandson, so yes, the family tree has been changed. Hey ho.
Erm… plot? Well, John Shaft Jr is a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, who enlists his father’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death. So, not original, but as Polar showed, you don’t have to be original to still have an entertaining movie.
Shaft 2019 is released in the UK on June 14th…. and why didn’t they give it a different title to 2000’s movie?
Director: Tim Story
Writers: Kenya Barris, Alex Barnow, Ernest Tidyman
Also stars: Regina Hall, Avan Jogia, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Luna Lauren Velez, Method Man Method Man
Check out the trailer below:
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