Warner Bros. Pictures is shaking up its release schedule and has set its new “Shaft” film for a June 14th 2019 U.S. release through New Line.
A sequel to both the original 1971 blaxploitation film starring Richard Roundtree, and the 2000 reboot starring Samuel L. Jackson, the new “Shaft” sees Jessie T. Usher as a cyber crime expert FBI agent who must team with his old school detective father (Jackson) on a case.
Tim Story is directing from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow while Alexandra Shipp co-stars. The film will be released internationally via Netflix, though a date for that launch has yet to be set.
The studio has also set an October 11th 2019 release for “The Goldfinch,” the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning book about a young man who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum that kills his mother.
He goes on to live in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and becomes involved in art forgeries. Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort and Aneurin Barnard co-star in the film which Amazon Studios is co-financing and will being production in early 2018.
Finally the studio has movied the comedy “Tag” forward by two weeks from June 29th to June 15th next year. Ed Helms, Rashida Jones and Jeremy Renner star.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures