shaft trailer samuel l. jackson

The first trailer for the Samuel L. Jackson-fronted Shaft reboot arrived yesterday and, as the official movie tag line warns, it delivers more Shaft than you can handle. Watch above.

More specifically, the movie is set to deliver three generations of Shaft: Richard Roundtree reprises his role as John Shaft OG from the ’70s blacksploitation films; Jackson returns as his nephew, John Shaft II; and Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) joins as John Shaft Jr.

It’s been 19 years since the last Shaft film landed in theaters with this latest addition serving as the fifth in the franchise. The narrative will see the three generations attempting to put aside their differences in order to discover the truth behind a friend’s untimely death.

Shaft is directed by Tim Story (Ride Along), co-stars Method Man and Regina Hall (Girls Trip), and is slated to arrive in theaters June 14.

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