Who’s the cat that won’t cop out, when there’s danger all about? Shaft, Shaft.You’re damn right. A new generation of Shaft is arriving in theaters this summer, but you don’t have to wait that long to see John Shaft and his son in action. On Wednesday, New Line released the first trailer for its upcoming reboot/sequel, Shaft. You can check out the full trailer in the video above!
The new Shaft (Shaft!) is bringing together three generations of the legendary blaxploitation saga, teaming Samuel L. Jackson’s John Shaft II (from 2000’s Shaft) with his son John Shaft III, and Richard Roundtree’s original John Shaft (from 1971’s Shaft), in 2019’s Shaft. (Shaft!)
The first poster for Shaft arrived in a Tweet on Tuesday, announcing that the film’s debut trailer would come just a day later. Not long after the poster was released, a very short teaser for the trailer also surfaced online, once again teasing the release of the full trailer on Wednesday.
Also set to star in the Shaft reboot/sequel is Regina Hall, Alexandra Ship, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, and Chris “Method Man” Smith. Tim Story directs the film with a script from Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. John Davis is the producer while Tim Story, Ira Napoliello, Kenya Barris, Marc S. Fischer, Richard Brener, and Josh Mack will executive producer.