‘Shaft’ Sequel Gets Release Date
Oh happy day! After Marvel Studios set it off with their Avengers: Infinity War trailer, Warner Bros. announced an official release date for their Shaft sequel.
The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher and Alexandra Shipp, will arrive on June 14, 2019.
Tim Story is directing from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. Jackson is reprising the role he played in the 2000 “Shaft” reboot of the original 1971 blaxploitation film, starring Richard Roundtree.
Usher portrays an FBI agent and a cyber expert, and the partnership with his father (Jackson) is an uneasy collision of old school meets new school.
Producers are John Davis and Barris. New Line will have North American rights and Netflix will have international rights.
I would side-eye this film if Tim Story and Kenya Barris weren’t involved.
But, I’m optimistic about it.