There’s more than you can handle in first Shaft poster
A day ahead of the first trailer for the upcoming fifth entry into the long-running action crime franchise, Warner Bros. has released the first poster for Shaft, which features three generations of the titular private detective on display. Check out the first Shaft poster in the gallery below!
The upcoming film stars Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) as the estranged son of John Shaft II, a cybersecurity expert who’s forced to team up with his estranged father and great uncle. The film will bring together Roundtree, Jackson, Usher, and co-star Alexandra Shipp for an all-new case. The film is directed by Tim Story (Ride Along) which will pick up almost twenty years after Jackson first donned the leather coat back in 2000.
“He joins the FBI, which is sort of anti-Shaft family values. So when he comes to me for help, it’s a matter of reshaping him,” Jackson said about the role his character’s son will play in the new movie. As far as his own take on the character? “He’s mellowed a bit,” Jackson explained. “He’s not quite as crazy and cynical. Maybe a bit more devil-may-care the last time we saw him. But still an extremely dangerous and funny character.”
The latest installment in the cinematic saga will hit theaters on June 14. You damn right.