I remember being severely disappointed by Samuel L. Jackson’s remake of “Shaft” back in 2000, then again I’m not necessarily a fan of the 1972 Richard Roundtree-starring original, it’s all part of the silliness of Blaxploitation, give me “Superfly” any day of the week. But, count me as looking forward to this father and nephew duo sequel, along with Shaft III aka John Shaft Jr. aka JJ (played by Jessie Usher) in the upcoming, still, titled “Shaft.” Yup, three film with the same goddamn title. It was originally titled “Son of Shaft.”
This film wouldn’t be possible without Hollywood’s sudden interest in black cinema, maybe we’re in for a blaxploitation resurgence, who knows, after all “Superfly” was recently remade but hit bust.
I’d be more interested in a remake of “Dolemite”? or “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”?
Directed by Tim Story (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” “Ride Along,” “Barbershop”),“Shaft” will be released on 14th June 2019 nationally and internationally through Netflix.