Shaft is getting a reboot and it looks like the whole family is back.
New Line’s new Shaft sequel, which carries the same title as before, is expected to be released this summer. The studio just revealed the movie’s first poster.
The debut Shaft poster arrived on Twitter Tuesday, along with the announcement that the first trailer for the longtime sequel would be released on Wednesday.
“More Shaft than you can handle,” reads the tweet. “New trailer TOMORROW!”
— SHAFT (@ShaftMovie) February 5, 2019
The poster showcase all three generations of John Shaft. Samuel L. Jackson is front-and-center, reprising the role he played in John Singleton’s 2000 film of the same name. To his left are Jessie T. Usher, who plays John’s son, John Shaft Jr., and Richard Roundtree, the original Shaft star. The trio is joined on the poster by Regina Hall.
Check out the six-second teaser below:
“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.”
Shaft is slated for a US release on June 14.
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