Three generations of Shaft men team-up this summer for a new entry in the franchise from Ride Along director Tim Story. Jessie Usher is John Shaft Jr, the son of Samuel L. Jackson’s John Shaft from the 2000 movie, recruits his ass-kicking dad to help solve his best friend’s murder. John Jr, or JJ, has the brains having graduated from MIT and became a cybersecurity expert but he needs his dad’s street smarts and general bad assery to navigate the Harlem underworld. Both Shafts eventually need the additional help of the OG, Richard Roundtree, as well. The original 70s movies and the 2000 movie were pretty straight action movies but this seems like it’s definitely leaning way more in the direction of Tim Story’s recent movies like Ride Along and it was written writers from both Black-ish and The Goldbergs, so it’s almost a parody of Shaft in addition to being the latest entry in the franchise. The movie is out on June 14th and you can check out the trailer below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.