SuperFly Remake Trailer Arrives

Some things go better with coke, and some movies are defined by their music. SuperFly is hitting the streets.

SuperFly is gonna get a remake by and by. The screenplay for SuperFly comes from Alex Tse, who wrote Watchmen and Spike Lee’s under-appreciated Sucker Free City. Director X directed the film. The new movie is set in Atlanta, with a very different kind of soundtrack than the original.

Check out the first trailer…

Any remake is a gamble with the odds of fate and Sony Pictures is hoping the reboot of the iconic and independent Blaxploitation classic will turn into a franchise. The original SuperFly was directed by Gordon Parks Jr, and starred Ron O’Neal as the coke dealer Youngblood Priest. The aim of his role was to move a lot of superfly blow, get in his customized Cadillac Eldorado and get out of the cocaine business with enough money for an 8-Track Stereo and color TV in every room, the American Dream. 

Curtis Mayfield’s soundtrack for the 1972 classic street hustler film SuperFly was as cinematic as the movie it was recorded for. The title track and the song “Freddy’s Dead” bounced off the sidewalk and soared on the charts. Songs like “Pusherman” and “Little Child” were heartbreaking snippets of the dual realities of uptown street life. The original was followed by a 1973 sequel SuperFly TNT, which was directed by O’Neal. The Return of Superfly (1990) was written and directed by Sig Shore, who produced the first two movies. Nathan Purdee played Priest. 

Superfly Release Date

The new SuperFly arrives on June 15.

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