Shaft Movie

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Status: Production As of November 20, 2017

Production: Finalizing production budget, filming the movie begins. Starts filming December 2017.

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2019 | Action Crime

Working for the FBI, estranged from his father and determined not to be anything like him, John Shaft Jr. reluctantly enlists his father’s help to find out who killed his best friend Karim and bring... more

Release DateU.S.

Shaft will be released on
Friday, June 14, 2019 Nationwide Release

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DIRECTOR

Tim Story

Screenwriter

Kenya Barris
Alex Barnow

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Working for the FBI, estranged from his father and determined not to be anything like him, John Shaft Jr. reluctantly enlists his father’s help to find out who killed his best friend Karim and bring down a drug-trafficking/money-laundering operation in NYC.
from deadline.com

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).

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