Cool moves to the third generation in the summer release of the third film in a 48-year spanning series of action movies. Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema released the first trailer for Shaft, the third film with that title, starring original John Shaft actor Richard Roundtree from the original 1971 movie back again, along with Samuel L. Jackson as his son John II from the 2000 film, and introducing the new member of the family, John, Jr., played by Jessie T. Usher.
Regina Hall and Alexandra Shipp also star in the movie, which follows John, Jr. as he learns the ropes of being the resident tough guy from his father and grandfather. The trailer was accompanied by the official poster. The series is based on the character John Shaft from the novel by Ernest Tidyman. And, of course, the movie is accompanied by the Academy Award winning theme song by Isaac Hayes, one of the noted best radio songs of the 1970s.
Here’s the too cool, first trailer for the latest Shaft:
Look for Shaft in theaters this summer, opening June 14, 2019.