New ‘Shaft’ Trailer Drops F Bombs and Pokes Fun at Samuel L. Jackson / Laurence Fishburne Comparisons



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Check out the new “restricted” trailer to arrive for the new Shaft, which brings back Samuel L. Jackson as  “the cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about… You’re damn right.” Ehem. Those are lyrics from Isaac Hayes’ original theme song, in case that sentence seemed seriously random.

Sensitive ears should take heed with this new trailer, since cussin’s the order of the day. It’s an amusing, confident trailer, highlighting the new Shaft as an almost all-out comedy, particularly with our badass lead’s relationship with his very different son, John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher). Also along for the ride is the original Shaft, Richard Roundtree, and Regina Hall as Shaft’s ex. The trailer below includes an amusing line from Jackson about Laurence Fishburne comparisons, made funnier since particularly since he’s been memorably confused for Fishburne before.



Warner Bros. is releasing Shaft, directed by Tim Story (2005’s Fantastic Four, Ride Along), in US cinemas on June 14. International audiences, including Australia, will be getting it on Netflix on June 28.

Synopsis for Shaft:

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather coat, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.

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