Date: 22nd August 2017
Samuel L. Jackson is in negotiations to reprise his role of the titular character with Survivor's Remorse star Jessie T. Usher in talks to play Jackson's son in the film.
Tim Story is directing a script from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. New Line began developing a new Shaft in 2015 after acquiring the remake rights and setting up the latest version with producer John Davis.
MGM’s 1971 blaxploitation film was based on Ernest Tidyman’s novel and directed by Gordon Parks. John Shaft was portrayed by Richard Roundtree, who navigates mob neighborhoods in New York City to find a mobster’s missing daughter.
Source: Press Release