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'Shaft' Comic Writer Rails Against New Line's Movie Reboot Plans

The studio misses the point of the character, argues David Walker, writer of 'Shaft's Revenge' and Dynamite Entertainment's 'Shaft' comic book series.
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The studio misses the point of the character, argues David Walker, writer of 'Shaft's Revenge' and Dynamite Entertainment's 'Shaft' comic book series.

The news that New Line is developing a reboot of Blaxploitation hero Shaft with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow writing was met with some mixed reaction when it broke Tuesday.

David Walker — writer of Dynamite Entertainment's Shaft comic book as well as this year's Shaft's Revenge, the first official Shaft novel in four decades authorized by creator Ernest Tidyman's estate — called the move a poor decision.