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Today he posted an open letter on his website objected to reports from earlier this week which indicated New Line is developing a reboot of the blaxploitation hero with Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow penning the script.
Specifically he's not happy that the new version is said to take the franchise in a more comedic direction, saying that the studio is "more interested in sh--ting the bed, than making a good Shaft movie" and that the film will be a flop that will "ruin the chances of there ever being a decent Shaft movie in the remainder of my lifetime."
Walker says a comedic "Shaft" will essentially just be »
- Garth Franklin
Marvel is continuing to expand its TV slate, bringing on Oscar-winning writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) to develop a new TV series for ABC. Entertainment Weekly reports that the writer's deal involves, "reinventing an existing Marvel superhero character or property for ABC," but it wasn't revealed which character will be the focus of this show. The news comes just one week after we reported that ABC and Marvel are developing a spinoff series for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., even though that program hasn't been officially renewed, although it seems likely.
If the project gets a series order, it will be the third Marvel show to air on ABC, following Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and this year's Marvel's Agent Carter, which hasn't been renewed for a second season yet either. It's possible that either the Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff or this new untitled series could serve as a midseason »
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