‘Shaft’ Reboot Casts Lead

New Line’s reboot of cult classic Shaft (1971), which was remade in 2000, has found its lead in Independence Day: Resurgence star Jessie T. Usher.

Jessie T Usher and Shaft
Image: Jessie T. Usher in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ (left), ‘Shaft’ – 1971 (right).

The new movie will be a sequel aimed at rebooting the character as a viable franchise leader, and will be titled Son of Shaft.

Samuel L. Jackson, who starred as the titular character in the 2000 remake, is set to return to the character as the new movie’s lead character’s father.

Ride Along 2 director Tim Story will direct the film which has been written by Alex Barnow and Kenya Barris, and will be produced by Barris, John Davis and Ira Napoliello.

There is currently no release date for this film.

Source: THR
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