New Line



Shaft is back, baby.

New Line released the first trailer for the new "Shaft" movie, which sees Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role in the 2000 outing and follows up on the 1971 original.

This sort-of reboot/sequel not only reintroduces Jackson as John Shaft II but brings back Richard Roundtree as his father, the original John Shaft. Then there's young John Shaft Jr. (Jessie Usher), so there's three generations of incredibly cool private investigators strolling the streets of New York City.



The action comedy finds John Shaft II and Junior teaming up to infiltrate the Harlem underworld. Junior isn't quite as slick as his dad, though he's much more modern (he tries to teach Dad about misogyny). But all three generations definitely know how to kick ass.

Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, and Cliff “Method Man” Smith also star.

"Shaft" opens in theaters June 14.