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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... full plot below
U.S. Release DateShaft release date was Friday, June 14, 2019. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.
On DVD & Blu-ray Estimated; not officialAugust 2019
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Rating MPAAR for pervasive language, violence, sexual content, some drug material and brief nudity
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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.
Trivia & Production Notes
- Reboot of the 2000 film. Based on the 1971 film written by Ernest Tidyman and John D.F. Black.
- Deadline.com says the idea is to reinvigorate the franchise with a focus on the son of the cool private eye who always finds himself navigating the gray terrain between the law and organized crime in New York City (1/20/17).
- Jessie T. Usher will play the progeny of detective John Shaft whom will once again be played by Samuel L. Jackson (Deadline.com, 8/17/17).
- It will be distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Pictures, and internationally by Netflix (2/7/19).