‘Shaft’ getting remake from ‘Black-ish’ creator, will take on a more comedic tone

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By theGrio

New Line Cinema is working on a reboot of Shaft, drawing on the writing talents of Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and The Goldbergs’ Alex Barnow.

The original story followed the life of private detective John Shaft as he tried to find a missing girl in Harlem.

The film was part of a new genre referred to as Blaxploitation, stories which emphatically embraced black culture and personality on-screen,

Shaft achieved cult-classic status, even spawning an …read more

Via:: The Grio