- The scoop: While the first two Shafts are iconic for being badder-than-bad, John Shaft Jr. (or JJ, played by Jessie T. Usher), is decidedly less trigger-happy and a lot less slick. JJ, an MIT-graduated cyber security expert, seeks out his estranged dad (Samuel L. Jackson's Shaft II) for help investigating his best friend's death. While he may know how to work a computer, he needs his dad's "equal opportunity ass whooper" ways to navigate Harlem's underworld. The two eventually team up with the original onscreen Shaft, Richard Roundtree of the 1971 blaxploitation classic, for a family adventure that is equal parts comedy and action.
- Release date: June 14