Status: Pre-Production As of August 20, 2017

Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Gearing up to begin production in late 2017.

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TBA | Action Crime

Centers on cool black private eye John Shaft. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

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Tim Story


Kenya Barris


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Centers on cool black private eye John Shaft.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Reboot of the 2000 film. Based on the 1971 film written by Ernest Tidyman and John D.F. Black.
  • 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 (, 8/17/17).

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