New Line Plans Another “Shaft” Reboot

New Line has acquired the rights to the “Shaft” franchise and is teaming with Davis Entertainment to develop a reboot of the popular films about a black NYPD detective.

Gordon Parks directed the original 1971 movie with Richard Roundtree, John Singleton helmed the Samuel L. Jackson-led reboot in 2000 which was actually a prequel with Jackson’s character the nephew of Roundtree’s.

It’s not certain if this will start afresh or serve as a sort-of sequel as well. What is certain is Jackson isn’t coming back and a new and younger actor will be cast.

John Davis (“Predator,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”) will produce.

Source: The Wrap