is giving the shaft to, um, Shaft
. The actor insists that, contrary to rumors, he turned down the title role in the big-screen remake not the other way around. "I was offered the film and the script was terrible," the actor told Access Hollywood
. "It was an insult not only to African-American culture, but it was an insult to the icon of what Shaft
was. [The studio] didn't care and I told them to find somebody else." Snipes, who says he hasn't seen the movie, added that he has no beef with Samuel L.Jackson
, who eventually won the role made famous by Richard Roundtree
. "Sam knows I'm not dissin' him," he said. "I'm dissin' the people who made the movie." For the record, that includes writer/director John Singleton
, producer Scott Rudin
and Paramount Pictures.