“Shut your mouth.”
“I’m talking about… not one… not two… but three Shafts.”
The next chapter in the Shaft franchise is here and it features three generations of the iconic character created in the 1970s by Richard Roundtree.
Can ya dig it?
The trailer for the New Line Cinema action comedy re-introduces us to John II (Samuel L. Jackson), who was in the movie from 2000. And man, Samuel has a ton of films in 2019 with Glass, the upcoming Captain Marvel, maybe Avengers: End Game and Spider-man: Far From Home.
We are also introduced to his son John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher) who is nothing like daddy. Then there is Grandpa John (Richard Roundtree).
The trailer showcases the comedic talents of Kenya Barris (Black-ish) and Alex Barnow (Family Guy), as we follow Junior investigating his friend’s death in Heroin-infested Harlem. Watch below and prepare to get your head bobbin’ to the classic theme song updated:
Here is a bad-ass poster to go along with the trailer, featuring one of the best taglines ever written: “How much Shaft can you handle?”
In conjunction with the poster and trailer launch a nice social campaign of Shaft-sims has also began:
The movie also stars Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, and Avan Jogia. Shaft is set for release on June 14.