As it became known to the edition Collider , the new film of the rebooted franchise " Shaft ", the rights to which were acquired by the studio New Line , will not be a comedy project, as reported earlier, but rather a drama, in which, however, there will certainly be bright moments. The producer of the movie John Davis spoke about this.|
“We are updating this story, but we want it to preserve everything that the audience liked, including the character of the main character. We promise to shoot a drama, but funny scenes will also be present in the film, ”he explained.
In this regard, a problem arises: after all, what looked good in the 70s may not please the modern viewer. Davis believes that John Shaft , played by Richard Roundtree in the 1971 film, is the key to the solution: “He is absolutely crazy and truly charismatic. He is one of those guys with a turbulent past who can always fight back and will go to any lengths to do what is right. ”
While the project is at the stage of pre-production, and therefore much can still change in it. When Davis was asked about the age of the new Shaft , he replied that the painting “could be a story of several generations”. The director of the 2000 film, John Signleton, had a similar approach. Then Samuel L. Jackson played the role of the nephew of Shaft . But in this case, another question arises: what will the creators of the project get in the end, a reboot or is it a sequel?
Kenya Burris and Alex Barnow are working on the script for the new Shaft , with a US release scheduled for 2016.
The Topic of Article: Shaft's producer promised a dramatic reboot.