‘Shaft’ Reboot Confirmed / Samuel L. Jackson & Jessie T. Usher To Lead / Regina Hall & Method Man Join Cast

Published: Sunday 7th Jan 2018 by Sam

It’s official!

‘Shaft’ is heading back to the big screen – with a familiar face and some new ones.

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A revival of the cop flick was widely hinted at last year; and now not only is it confirmed but details about its cast, directors, and debut date have been revealed.

Samuel L. Jackson will reprise the title role, one he first took in John Singleton’s initial 2000 update of the 1970s film series.

The veteran will be joined by actor Jessie T. Usher, who will play Shaft’s son. Years of estrangement have separated the familial pair, yet they’ll find themselves teaming up.

Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp and original Shaft Richard Roundtree will also feature.

Set for release via New Line Cinema on June 14th 2019, the flick will also star rapper Method Man (real name Cliff Smith). He’ll be playing an old friend of Jackson’s character.

Per THRTim Story will be directing, while script-writing is being helmed by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow.


While the initial 70s versions were heavily critiqued for their overt blaxploitation, Jackson’s 2000 turn offered a somewhat less offensive take. Somewhat.

Time will tell what route the reboot go down in the current social climate.

In any case, with the last film having amassed over $100 million on a $46 million budget, it’s safe to say, this revisit will naturally have high commercial expectations.

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  1. Tori January 7, 2018


    • @Nate January 7, 2018

      Its silly to leave a classic alone, when it could be a possible franchise. If done right, Shaft could be a black franchise.

      • Ropeburn January 7, 2018

        But they already tried to revive it damn near 18 years ago. Why spend good money on old s h i t when you can fund black movies with new and original content?!

      • Tori January 7, 2018

        @Nate OR, and hear me out please, we could make new entertainment franchises with the new generation for the new generation. It’s proven that every thing doesn’t need a reboot. Usually they reboot old classic, they put more money and emphasis on the branding than the actual movie (or music) and everything flops. Just leave it alone.

    • Thanos January 8, 2018

      This will be a disaster because Jessie cannot act his way out of a paper bag with his ole gay self! Samuel is just annoying! How many times can i just say NOOOOO!

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  3. Tom Johnson January 7, 2018

    Jessie Usher can’t act worth a damn, see Independence Day 2 for proof. Sam J is too old to play Shaft and this just seems like blaxploitation.

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