Tim Story To Helm “Shaft” Reboot

Tim Story (“Fantastic Four,” “Ride Along”) has been named as director of “Shaft,” New Line’s upcoming reboot of the famed 1971 film starring Richard Roundtree and its subsequent 2000 remake with Samuel L. Jackson.

Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow penned the script which will follow the son of legendary Detective John Shaft and will be set in New York City.

Unlike the 2000 film which was effectively a continuation of the franchise, this sounds like more a reboot. Barris, John Davis and Ira Napoliello will produce.

Source: Deadline