'Ride Along' Director Tim Story to Helm 'Shaft' Reboot

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'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris is co-writing the script with 'The Goldbergs' EP Alex Barnow.

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The Ride Along director will helm New Line's Shaft reboot, which is being written by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and The Goldbergs executive producer Alex Barnow.

The 1971 original film, directed by Gordon Parks, followed a private detective in Harlem, N.Y., searching for a missing girl and became a seminal example of blaxploitation cinema. John Singleton directed a remake in 2000, which starred Samuel L. Jackson as the nephew of the original detective.

The plot of the latest iteration is being kept under wraps.

Barris will produce the new Shaft, along with John Davis and Ira Napoliello.

Story, whose varied feature credits include 2005's Fantastic Four, Think Like a Man and the Ride Along franchise, has a packed production schedule. He is set to helm Jamie Foxx's Showtime series White Famous, as well as a feature based on the popular children's book Corduroy and the third Ride Along movie.

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