SHAFT trailer & poster – Samuel L. Jackson is back as part of three generations of bad muthas

SHAFT trailer & poster – Samuel L. Jackson is back as part of three generations of bad muthas

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It’s hard to believe the Samuel L. Jackson version of SHAFT came out 19 years ago, it just doesn’t seem like that long. Since then people have been asking if he’d do a sequel, as let’s face it, Sam looks just as good today as he did a few decades back. Well now it’s finally here, only this time to movie features three generations of Shaft men – Jackson of course, Jessie T. Usher (INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE), and the one and only Richard Roundtree (the original SHAFT) all working together. Tim Story (RIDE ALONG) serves as director, and the movie co-stars Alexandra Shipp (X-MEN: APOCALYPSE), Regina Hall (THE HATE U GIVE), and Cliff “Method Man” Smith. The old school SHAFT became a classic during the blaxploitation era of the 1970s, thanks mainly to the incredibly catchy theme song by Isaac Hayes. Take a look at the new SHAFT (are they going to give it a subtitle to set it apart from SHAFT 2000?) and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

“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.

SHAFT opens June 14, 2019

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.