Shaft Trailer Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher

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Although last year’s Superfly remake mostly went unnoticed, Warner Brothers is hoping to have a bit more success with their revival of the blaxploitation classic Shaft this summer. Like most reboots these days, it’s actually a sequel that fully acknowledges all of its predecessors with both Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree appearing in much more than just cameos. In fact, based on the first trailer, it seems like Samuel L. Jackson is almost the main focus of the movie as opposed to Jessie T. Usher, who plays his son John Shaft Jr. aka JJ. Either way, this is a clever way to bring the character into the modern world while also maintaining Shaft as the total badass that he always was. Shaft is directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Fantastic Four) and hits theatres on June 14th; check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • j-diggle

    I feel like they pitched this as “What if Shat’s son was white?”

  • Lori Cerny

    Looks cool, to me. I need more fun in my action flicks. And, that’s Samuel L. Jackson singing, right?!

  • Jake

    Did something change with the release for this? I though this was a Netflix release, but maybe I’m thinking of something else.

  • Sean

    I believe it is direct to Netflix outside of North America.

  • Is this a “soft reboot” or a “lega-sequel”

  • Jonny Ashley

    This might be alright, I already laughed a few times during the trailer