The 'Shaft' Trailer Brings Together Three Generations Of Badass

Samuel L. Jackson reprises the role as John Shaft II while his son John Shaft Jr. is played by Jessie T. Usher. Credit Warner Bros

Samuel L. Jackson reprises the role as John Shaft II while his son John Shaft Jr. is played by Jessie T. Usher. Credit Warner Bros

The trailer see Jackson's John Shaft meeting his son again after what seems to be a long time.

The footage brings together three generations of Shaft, what Jackson's incarnation likes to refer to as "the black James Bond".

Check it out in the full trailer above.

The first poster for Shaft arrived in a Tweet on Tuesday, announcing that the film's debut trailer would come just a day later.

Jackson's foul mouth, of course, dominates this trailer while he reprises his John Shaft role from John Singleton's Shaft and utters lines like, "I'm an equal opportunity asswhooper".

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One person who throws a wrench into the trio's plans is JJ's mother (Girls Trip and Support the Girls actress Regina Hall), who doesn't want her ex-husband Shaft to cajole their son into the "bulls*** world" of gun fights, gruff men, and girls with questionable morals. However, when tragedy strikes, their worlds collide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underbelly.

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John Shaft Jr.is a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, who enlists his father's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death. And while JJ's own Federal Bureau of Investigation analyst's badge may clash with his dad's trademark leather duster, there's no denying family.

Also helping bolster Shaft's chances of commercial and critical success are the creatives behind it: Ride Along filmmaker Tim Story directs from a script written by black-ish creator Kenya Barris and The Goldbergs producer Alex Barnow. It also stars Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Method Man (Luke Cage, Peppermind). Let us know in the comments!

Gonna give this one a go when it hits theaters on June 14th?

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