New Poster and Trailer for George Lucas-Produced Red Tails
08.18.11 by Ryan
At the end of last month, the first, action-packed trailer for World War II combat movie Red Tails debuted, ending a long wait for producer George Lucas, who admitted that he had been "wanting to do Red Tails for 20 years."
Not even another month later, a second trailer has been made available from MTV as well as a brand new poster.
Red Tails tells the real-life story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the 332nd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army in World War II that was made up of the first African American combat pilots to serve in the U.S. military. A constant target of racial discrimination, the pilots were given second-rate planes to fly during their dangerous missions. The Airmen painted the tails of their airplanes red, hence the nickname "Red Tails". The nickname isn't covered in the latest trailer, which is almost non-stop aerial combat.
Red Tails was written by John Ridley (Undercover Brother) and Boondocks cartoonist Aaron Mcgruder, and was directed by Anthony Hemingway (HBO's Treme). The cast is headlined by Academy Award–winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Academy Award–nominee Terrence Howard and co-stars Bryan Cranston (AMC's Breaking Bad), Nate Parker (The Secret Life of Bees), David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Help), Tristan Wilds (Half Nelson) and musician-actors Method Man (HBO's The Wire) and Ne-Yo (Battle: Los Angeles).