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Lucasfilm announced today that Red Tails will be released by 20th Century Fox on January 20, 2012. The first trailer and new images from the film have been released which you can view below!

A high-flying action epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American aerial combat unit, Red Tails is produced by Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson and directed by Anthony Hemingway ("Treme," "The Wire," "Battlestar Galactica").


"I am humbled and honored to direct the story of the Tuskegee Airmen -- heroes who have paved the way so others could have the opportunity to pursue their dreams," said Hemingway. "To be selected by George Lucas and Rick to direct this film was more than my wildest dreams come true. It's been a blessing to work with them, along with the amazingly talented artists at Industrial Light & Magic. I've grown a lot on many levels from this experience. As director, I had the fortune to work with a highly skilled crew from the Czech Republic, U.K. and the U.S., along with a remarkably talented group of actors. The resonant beauty, strength and dedication of our heroes is reflected in the powerful ensemble cast."

Red Tails stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Cliff Smith aka Method Man, Kevin Phillips, Rick Otto, Lee Tergesen, Andre Royo, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Leslie Odom Jr., Michael B. Jordan and Daniela Ruah.


"I've wanted to do this film for a great many years," said George Lucas, executive producer of Red Tails. "So it is especially gratifying to see it all come together. It has been a real pleasure to work with Anthony and the extraordinary cast on a project that we all passionately believe in. The Tuskegee Airmen were such superb pilots that it was essential for us to create visual effects that would live up to their heroism and put audiences in the cockpit with them. They were only in their early 20s when they performed these amazing feats," Lucas added. "They became the best of the best--the top guns. It is an honor to bring to the screen a story inspired by their heroics."

Read more: The Trailer for Lucasfilm's Red Tails! - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoo...1#ixzz1TXzczfeJ



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Great visuals and the acting doesn't seem that bad but then again, that's an accomplished ensemble and Hemingway has an impressive resume in television.

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Holy crap, Lucas finally makes one of hos other movies he's been talking about for decades that isn't a Sar Wars or Indy film!

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This looks awesome. So in.

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This is going to be interesting because if this thing is full of bad CGI and bad dialogue there's not going to be an automatic fan base who's going to immediately forgive him for it. Can't wait to see how this plays out.



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It's a great story to tell, and I look forward to seeing it... again, right, Cuba?

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The action and VFX look awesome, but the dialogue in that trailer is hammy as hell. I'll still totally be there, the Tuskegee Airmen are living legends here in Alabama.

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all the new trailers on tv make this movie look like BET bull****. they chopped up the original trailer so bad to point where everyone i know thinks i'm crazy for wanting to see it.

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all the new trailers on tv make this movie look like BET bull****. they chopped up the original trailer so bad to point where everyone i know thinks i'm crazy for wanting to see it.


Screw the trailer. I'm just glad Lucas finally finished this long-lived project. Based on his statements over the years, I would say RT has the most potential of any Lucas film concept since the creation/production of Indiana Jones. Clearly, the film will not have that kind of audience appeal, but as a creative effort, it is already miles ahead of the Star Wars prequels, cartoons, etc.

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I'm really excited for this film. I love history and I love dogfights. We know that Lucasfilm can do dogfights.

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I thought that Lucas' interview on the Daily Show about Red Tails was pretty interesting. I don't know that this will be a priority for me to see, but I've got some gift cards left over from Christmas so maybe I'll get there a little sooner than I would normally.

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I'm looking forward to this. The last theatrical trailer released was probably the most effective until the MTV chopped commercials hit but ya gotta get the morons in somehow to make this profitable. At least if this fails, you know Lucas put his heart and soul into this so you can't say he didn't try.

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I'm Interested. but i have my reservations

The Size of the cast and the amount of CGI combat scenes, suggests (to me at least) that the script is probably lacking well rounded character focus. Films with Ensamble Casts typically have many small contributing stories without much character development. And with Lucasfilm Heading the production surely precious screen time, that could have been used to further develop plot, will be sacrificed for super sick digital explosions, (which i'm ok with) but I Doubt the script will be as spectacular

I can't recall any of Anthony Hemingway's work specifically, but I'm a fan of the Wire and Treme. so i'm optomistic

I'm not a fan of Terrance Howard though, something about him irks me. I Never seem to Find his acting Believable. i think i might be his Voice. He's got a weird Voice
But Bryan Cranston and Andre Royo are in it, and i love those guys in their Roles in Breaking Bad and The Wire, however i doubt that their roles in this Film will be significant

I'm Probably Gonna See it. I'm Probably Gonna Enjoy It. And If George Lucas Has Something to do with It, I'm Probably Gonna Be Dissapointed

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The Size of the cast and the amount of CGI combat scenes, suggests (to me at least) that the script is probably lacking well rounded character focus. Films with Ensamble Casts typically have many small contributing stories without much character development. And with Lucasfilm Heading the production surely precious screen time, that could have been used to further develop plot, will be sacrificed for super sick digital explosions, (which i'm ok with) but I Doubt the script will be as spectacular


The studio's choice to release it in the dumping grounds of January -- without even a token New York/LA release on New Year's Eve for Oscar consideration -- is no vote of confidence, either.

It'd be nice if it were at least as competent a film as, say, Pearl Harbor. So far my internal Magic 8-Ball of movie prognostication says, "HAHAHAHA no."

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Ugh. Just saw the new trailers for this. My anticipation has disappeared. The new trailers are all MTV-ized. Combine that with Six's observations about how it's being dumped into January with no fanfare... just no. Not feeling this anymore. I'll wait for Netflix. Of course I do that for most films, but I wanted to see Red Tails in the theater. Been planning it as a birthday treat.

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Even though I know the movie won't be that great, I'm still really looking forward to it. The fact that Lucasfilm is making a positive movie about Alabama natives is more than enough for me.

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Okay, I saw it, and I'd give it around a B-. The dialogue was corny, but it fit in with the World War II patriotic film they were trying to make. The plot was okay. The acting was fine. Now the dogfights on the other hand were AMAZING.

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i'll wait for dvd. it's so easy to wait for dvd when you have a bluray player, surround sound, a 50" led tv, a projector, and movie tickets are around $10 give or take. also that blockbuster membership where our two dvds at a time was grandfathered in, so i can take as many as i want a day, and two at a time.

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^count me as being a little green! Nice setup.

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Well, I really enjoyed the film and thought it was quite genuine. The action & visuals are everything you'd expect from George Lucas and co. Really spectacular. I love seeing ol' Cuba in the movie, he's one of my favs. Important story to tell and kudos to George for telling it and keeping my attention.

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kudos for george to tell it? it's already been told. and cuba was in that one too. nothing new but special effects.
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kudos for george to tell it? it's already been told. and cuba was in that one too. nothing new but special effects.


Yeah, but the first played like an underfunded rush job, and was forgotten as soon as it was released. GL's name and interest alone gave the story attention--even if the end product was not as great as the build up.
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maybe mainstream popularity/household name status...but i've seen at least 3 tuskegee airmen documentaries on history channel, the PBS lawrence fishburn movie, and grandad from the boondocks was one of them in an episode.