The latest movie reboot of 1971’s Shaft has taken some steps forward, with the reveal that Tim Story has been hired to direct the new film.
Story sprung to prominence when he directed the two Fantastic Four movies in the 2000s, before enjoying more box office joys with Ride Along and Ride Along 2. A third Ride Along movie is also said to be in development.
However, Story now has to juggle Shaft on his docket somewhere, with the new film rumoured to be a complete reboot, severing any ties to the Richard Roundtree-headlined original films, or John Singleton’s 2000 continuation, that starred Samuel L Jackson.
There’s no word yet on when the new Shaft will land, but don’t be surprised it if gets moving at some point this year. Casting news as and when we have it.