Created & the Author of the character Ernest Tidyman of a American Black Private Detective. It started on screen in 1971 with Richard Roundtree as the main lead Character who was in the An Eye for An Eye where Christopher Lee was Sanchez type Villain Chuck Norris as the hero. Before this that Richard Roundtree 3 tele movies of Shaft. Shaft, Shaft Big Score & Shaft in Africa & then his 7 episode of TV series which end in Cancelation. Later he starred in movie Shaft in 2000 as Uncle John Shaft when (SWAT & Star Wars) Samuel L Jackson starred the role as his nephew who follows in footsteps. Never Sequels. At that time Sean Connery was doing Diamond are foreverfollowed Roger Moore era. 2 Felix Leithers David Hedison in one of 7 episode TV series & Jeffrey Wright in 2000 movie version as Mob where Christian Bale as Villain who does a deal with him. Now recently there plan of Reboot maybe a tele-movie or Big Screen. Talks if a White or Chinese actor but I want it to remain as Black actor to compete with Denzel Washington's The Equalizer. I got few Black actor Idris Elba for the role instead of James Bond role the few British Black actors can go for it too. As Well the American Black actors. They say Hotter then Bond & Cooler then Bullet.
Also the Shaft Comics from the same comics James Bond. Dynamite comics. So you Shaft buy them & enjoy them.