This will be the third time the Ernest Tidyman character will be adapted for the big screen. In 1971 Richard Roundtree starred in Gordon Park’s classic blaxploitation film (and two sequels) and then in 2000, John Singleton helmed a remake with Samuel L. Jackson playing the nephew of John Shaft.
The new film has a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow, but the plot is being kept tightly underwraps.
Story last directed Ride Along 2 and Kevin Hart: What Now? He has Ride Along 3 and Humbug (Ice Cube playing Scrooge) coming up.
The character of Shaft has been featured recently in a series of award winning comics by David Walker and Bilquis Evely from Dynamite Entertainment
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