New Shaft trailer: Don’t waste Samuel L. Jackson’s time with your jive talk
The first trailer for the reboot of Shaft was a pleasant surprise, not taking itself too seriously and throwing out some sharp humour along the way. The second trailer is pretty much the same and looks like this is going to be an enjoyable action-comedy. Unfortunately, viewers outside of the US won’t get to see the film at the cinema, as it will be landing on Netflix a week later. But in the meantime, check out the new trailer for Shaft.
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., 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 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.
Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four) directs, with Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Avan Jogia, Method Man, Alexandra Shipp all in the cast.
Shaft swaggers back into US theatres on June 14 before launching worldwide on Netflix one week later.
Dir: Tim Story | Cast: Alexandra Shipp, Avan Jogia, Regina Hall, Samuel L. Jackson | Writers: Alex Barnow, Ernest Tidyman (based upon the character John Shaft from the novel by), Kenya Barris