Everybody loves the legendary private eye Shaft, brought to screen by none other than Samuel L Jackson. The reboot is scripted by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and stars Jackson and User. Usher will play Shaft’s son, a cyber security expert who’s forced to work on a case with his estranged papa John Shaft. This sets up the pace for a classic good cop, bad cop trope, which could be very interesting for Jackson and Shaft fans. The reboot is produced by Davis Entertainment.
All of this is still in the works but reports suggest that Netflix is interested in bankrolling the film with Newline, giving them rights to bring Shaft to the streaming world outside US. There’s rumours that part of the contract between Newline and Netflix is that US streaming audiences will be able to see the film 2 weeks after the US release.