First ‘Shaft’ Trailer Arrives

The Blaxploitation Cop Drama

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Shaft, the 2019 follow-up to Samuel L. Jackson’s 2000 Shaft reboot, which was based on the 1971 film starring Richard Roundtree.

The film stars three generations of Shaft – Jackson, Roundtree, and Jessie T. Usher as the new John Shaft Jr. Alexandra Ship, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, and Chris “Method Man” Smith also star.

The latest incarnation of the blaxploitation cop drama is directed by Tim Story (Fantastic Four) and co-written by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. Check out the first trailer below.

The Blaxploitation Cop Drama

Shaft will be released in theaters on June 14th.

The Blaxploitation Cop Drama

Shaft is the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. 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 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.

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