Jessie T. Usher, Isaac Hayes III, Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson

(L-R) Jessie T. Usher, Isaac Hayes III, Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson (Photo Credit: Isacc Hayes Memorial Twitter)

First Look at Upcoming 'Shaft' Movie Revealed

December 20, 2018

In early 2018, Isaac Hayes III confirmed filming began of the reboot to the 70's action star, Shaft. On Thursday, Entertainment Weekly revealed a first look from a scene from the upcoming Warner Bros. action movie.

In the tweeted photo, we get to see three generations of the Shaft family which includes the O.G. Richard Roundtree, playing Shaft's nephew John Shaft II is Samuel L. Jackson and the newest member John II's estranged son played by Jessie T. Usher. Also pictured is co-star Alexandra Shipp who's character was undisclosed.

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Jackson describes the role his character's son portrays to EW. "He joins the FBI, which is sort of anti-Shaft family values," Jackson said. "So when he comes to me for help, it’s a matter of reshaping him."

The Tim Story directed movie picks up almost 20 years to when we last saw John Shaft II, back in 2000. "He’s mellowed a bit," Jackson says about his character's current mental state. "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."

Shaft will bust out in theaters June 14, 2019.