Hollywood is hoping that the world is ready for a new wave of blaxploitation movies. Shaft is set to return with both his previous incarnations – Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson – due to star, and now a new version of 1972’s Superfly is on its way.
Here’s the rather brief synopsis: ‘Superfly – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing it to a new generation. The screenplay is by Alex Tse.’
The film is due out in September. Take a look at the synopsis below.