Written by: J. Logan
In 1972 one of the most controversy blaxploitation crime films was released to the world. The film SuperFly followed an African American cocaine dealer who was trying to make one last big hit before he got out of the game. The film stirred up trouble because many black leaders felt that films should stop portraying black men in that way. They wanted to change the view of black people only being successful as pimps or drug dealers.
January of this year, it was announced that the successful controversial 70s film was making a comeback. Back in December, Deadline.com reported that Director X would be doing the film. He already had ideas of Blackish star Trevor Jackson and Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell being in the remake of the 2018 film SuperFly.
The original film feature a lot of drug related activity and violence, but the remake will definitely take it to a different level. Instead of taking it back to the original scene of Harlem, the film will be shot in Atlanta. This generations SuperFly can explore dynamics of this film in new technological ways and it seems that it will. The film is set to be released on June 15 and could be one of the top films of the summer.