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(Deadline)   Netflix gets the Shaft. Shut your mouth   ( deadline.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, New Line, Shaft reboot, untitled Shaft reboot, Warner Bros., coolest private eye, creator Kenya Barris, certain urban-themed movie, Management rep Roundtree  
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2017-10-03 10:56:25 AM  
Can you dig it?
 
2017-10-03 11:17:30 AM  
I'm just talking 'but Shaft
 
2017-10-03 11:24:26 AM  
He's a baaaad mother f-
 
2017-10-03 11:24:27 AM  
Two cool guys...
 
2017-10-03 11:29:01 AM  
He's a complicated man, but no one understands him but his woman.
 
2017-10-03 11:32:01 AM  
Actually Subby, from my experience, if you want to "get the shaft" your mouth needs to be open.

At least that's how your mother taught me.
 
2017-10-03 11:39:38 AM  
The Shaft reboot has a script by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and will star Samuel L. Jackson in the role of John Shaft,

Samuel L Jackson is nearly 70 years old.

If you loved Harrison Ford as Elderly Indiana Jones or Old Han Solo, you'll love Senior Citizen Shaft!
 
2017-10-03 11:49:26 AM  

Tax Boy: The Shaft reboot has a script by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and will star Samuel L. Jackson in the role of John Shaft,

Samuel L Jackson is nearly 70 years old.

If you loved Harrison Ford as Elderly Indiana Jones or Old Han Solo, you'll love Senior Citizen Shaft!


Richard Roundtree is 75.
 
2017-10-03 11:58:40 AM  
so, this will be the rick fury movie I want to see
 
2017-10-03 11:58:49 AM  
nick fury damnit
 
2017-10-03 12:02:14 PM  

beerrun: He's a baaaad mother f-


FBI cyber security expert.

Um........

I want this to be good, and I know that the world is different than in the 1970s but still.....
 
2017-10-03 12:02:52 PM  

loonatic112358: rick fury


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2017-10-03 12:05:02 PM  
How is this a reboot if Sam Jackson is playing the same character he played last time.
Isn't this a sequel?
And last time he was a playing a relative of the original Shaft.  So wouldn't that also be a sequel?
 
2017-10-03 12:24:01 PM  
Is it confirmed Sam Jackson is the lead?  This is an interesting strategy for Netflix, but i don't see international markets caring too much about this story, and even Jackson is probably not a big international draw.
 
2017-10-03 12:24:26 PM  

buntz: How is this a reboot if Sam Jackson is playing the same character he played last time.
Isn't this a sequel?
And last time he was a playing a relative of the original Shaft.  So wouldn't that also be a sequel?


And the last time Sam Jackson played Shaft it sucked out loud.
 
2017-10-03 12:32:18 PM  

mcmnky: buntz: How is this a reboot if Sam Jackson is playing the same character he played last time.
Isn't this a sequel?
And last time he was a playing a relative of the original Shaft.  So wouldn't that also be a sequel?

And the last time Sam Jackson played Shaft it sucked out loud.


You bite your whore tongue. Jeffrey Wright and Christian Bale devouring the scenery as the villains was hands down the best part of that movie, and well worth the trip.
 
2017-10-03 12:40:22 PM  
Netflix Makes 'Shaft' Reboot Deal That Could Change The Model For Urban-Themed Films

I get irrationally angry when that phrase or variation of it is used. It reminds of Mr. Plinketts dressing down of it for being a dog whistle:

Now Hollywood and advertisers have a term they use to avoid being called racists. The term they use is the "Urban Market". Now the Urban Market once stole my TV, so I know they like movies.

I live in the heart of a major city, but if a media executive looked at me the first thing in their marketing mind wouldn't be "Urban market"
 
2017-10-03 12:43:11 PM  

blackminded: mcmnky: buntz: How is this a reboot if Sam Jackson is playing the same character he played last time.
Isn't this a sequel?
And last time he was a playing a relative of the original Shaft.  So wouldn't that also be a sequel?

And the last time Sam Jackson played Shaft it sucked out loud.

You bite your whore tongue. Jeffrey Wright and Christian Bale devouring the scenery as the villains was hands down the best part of that movie, and well worth the trip.


I got into a free preview of that movie.

And still asked for my money back.
 
2017-10-03 12:46:27 PM  
[csb]

When I read my daughter (5) Goodnight Moon, the quiet old lady whispers "Shut yo' mouth!"

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2017-10-03 01:01:50 PM  

Tax Boy: The Shaft reboot has a script by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and will star Samuel L. Jackson in the role of John Shaft,

Samuel L Jackson is nearly 70 years old.

If you loved Harrison Ford as Elderly Indiana Jones or Old Han Solo, you'll love Senior Citizen Shaft!


"He's so hip he got it replaced!"
 
2017-10-03 01:15:41 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: beerrun: He's a baaaad mother f-

FBI cyber security expert.

Um........

I want this to be good, and I know that the world is different than in the 1970s but still.....


Here's the problem with Hollywood every movie about crime has to be a techno thriller when the truth is PIs still do the same old things. Sure we do cyber checks and use gps tracking but nothing has replaced surveillance and actual sources. Those are where all the good things happen
 
2017-10-03 01:39:56 PM  

mcmnky: buntz: How is this a reboot if Sam Jackson is playing the same character he played last time.
Isn't this a sequel?
And last time he was a playing a relative of the original Shaft.  So wouldn't that also be a sequel?

And the last time Sam Jackson played Shaft it sucked out loud.


GO. THE FARK. TO SLEEP.
 
2017-10-03 02:20:02 PM  
apparently my hangover took a late morning flight and just got in, so my brain is now a bit foggy
so is it me or was that article written like shat?
 
2017-10-03 03:01:55 PM  
Wake me when Netflix has all the Rudy Ray Moore/Dolemite films up.

I could really watch Shaft's Big Score back to back with The Human Tornado.
 
2017-10-03 03:46:45 PM  

Tax Boy: The Shaft reboot has a script by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and will star Samuel L. Jackson in the role of John Shaft,

Samuel L Jackson is nearly 70 years old.

If you loved Harrison Ford as Elderly Indiana Jones or Old Han Solo, you'll love Senior Citizen Shaft!


I liked the movie where he played "kinda Shaft" costarring with Gina Davis.

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No, seriously. That movie was awesome.
 
2017-10-03 04:31:09 PM  

SPARC Pile: Tax Boy: The Shaft reboot has a script by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and will star Samuel L. Jackson in the role of John Shaft,

Samuel L Jackson is nearly 70 years old.

If you loved Harrison Ford as Elderly Indiana Jones or Old Han Solo, you'll love Senior Citizen Shaft!

Richard Roundtree is 75.


??
Roundtree was 29 when he played Shaft.
 
2017-10-03 04:52:41 PM  

lindalouwho: SPARC Pile: Tax Boy: The Shaft reboot has a script by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and will star Samuel L. Jackson in the role of John Shaft,

Samuel L Jackson is nearly 70 years old.

If you loved Harrison Ford as Elderly Indiana Jones or Old Han Solo, you'll love Senior Citizen Shaft!

Richard Roundtree is 75.

??
Roundtree was 29 when he played Shaft.


Shaft came out in 1971, which was 46 years ago.
29 + 46 = 75
Time is a biatch.
 
2017-10-03 06:01:39 PM  

SPARC Pile: lindalouwho: SPARC Pile: Tax Boy: The Shaft reboot has a script by black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and will star Samuel L. Jackson in the role of John Shaft,

Samuel L Jackson is nearly 70 years old.

If you loved Harrison Ford as Elderly Indiana Jones or Old Han Solo, you'll love Senior Citizen Shaft!

Richard Roundtree is 75.

??
Roundtree was 29 when he played Shaft.

Shaft came out in 1971, which was 46 years ago.
29 + 46 = 75
Time is a biatch.


But... Roundtree isn't up for the role, and Jackson is way to old.

Fugetaboutit.
 
2017-10-03 08:01:56 PM  
@BullBearMS: The Long Kiss Goodnight is woefully underrated. Really only 'tarnished' by a mediocre-to-disappointing villain/nemesis. but it was such a badass movie.
 
2017-10-03 08:19:07 PM  

The Flexecutioner: @BullBearMS: The Long Kiss Goodnight is woefully underrated. Really only 'tarnished' by a mediocre-to-disappointing villain/nemesis. but it was such a badass movie.


Definitely one of my favorite 90's flicks.
 
2017-10-04 07:29:45 AM  
Are they still planning the horrible idea of making this a wacky comedy?
 
2017-10-04 11:02:59 AM  

The Flexecutioner: @BullBearMS: The Long Kiss Goodnight is woefully underrated. Really only 'tarnished' by a mediocre-to-disappointing villain/nemesis. but it was such a badass movie.


If you haven't already, do yourself a favor:

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) - Movies with Mikey
Youtube Bpe2V3U-htY
 
2017-10-04 05:37:38 PM  
Ha, thanks Herbie555! I hadnt seen that (or that guy's channel). other than when he defends the villain for being 'better than that' it was an enjoyable watch and spot on enough for my tastes.
 
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