Samuel L. Jackson Is Back As “Shaft” In New Trailer
They say that cat Shaft is a bad mother… SHUT YOUR MOUTH! I’m just talking about Shaft, and the brand new trailer for the 2019 film that you can watch right now.
Yesterday, this video was posted on Youtube teasing that a new trailer would drop today:
Lo and behold, today the brand new trailer was put online, and here is the trailer for the 2019 edition of “Shaft”:
The first full trailer for it makes it seem like a pretty fun film, centering on the entire Shaft family tree.
“Shaft” will star Samuel L. Jackson, Regina Hall, Avan Jogia, Jessie T. Usher, and Richard Roundtree AKA the original Shaft. The film was originally titled “Son of Shaft”, but in a movie akin to Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky Balboa” and “Rambo”, they are going back to their roots and using the same name as the original 1971 and 2000 versions. So yeah, no confusion here.
Here is the official synopsis: John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his father’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.
Here is a look at the official poster as well:
“Shaft” will be released in US theaters on June 14, 2019. It’s directed by Tim Story.
Just for good measure, here is the opening credits from the original film, because damn – is it good! Can’t forget that iconic Isaac Hayes theme song, which also won the 1971 Academy Award for Best Original Song.