‘Shaft’ Trailer

New Line Cinema has released the first trailer for Shaft. A sequel to the long forgotten 2000 film, Shaft stars Samuel L. Jackson in the titular role as a badass private eye cleaning up the streets. I kind of enjoyed the 2000 film because it was treated as a throwback cop movie from the '70s plus Christian Bale and Jeffrey Wright were terrific bad guys. This new version seems to be going in an entirely different direction as more of a buddy cop movie. It makes sense considering its summer release, but I'm a little worried. A lot of the jokes fall flat and director Tim Story doesn't have a great track record. Nevertheless, Shaft opens June 14.