Visionary filmmaker George Lucas (Star Wars series) began developing the WWII-era action drama Red Tails more than twenty years ago and in less than two weeks the movie will finally be soaring onto the big screen. Red Tails is inspired by the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American combat pilots to serve in the U.S. military, and 20th Century Fox and LucasFilm have released six new preview clips containing never-before-seen footage from the movie, and more than 50 still images and set photos to help build excitement for its theatrical release. see the preview clips & images >> Posted 01.09.12 by BrentJS
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. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.18.11 by Ryan
Over the past decade, whenever the Lucasfilm logo has appeared on the big screen, moviegoers have come to anticipate a huge, sweeping opening scene of aerial battle. In Star Wars, it was X Wings and Death Stars. But in the new trailer for Red Tails, we will see an aerial battle from World War II.
George Lucas is finally bringing to the screen his long-in-the-works Red Tails, the story about the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American World War II combat pilots. Lucas has been sitting on the project since 1988.
I've been wanting to do Red Tails for 20 years, and we've finally got the means to showcase the skill of the Tuskegee pilots. We're working on techniques which will give us the first true look at the aerial dog-fighting of the era. And our top-notch cast will really make this story special.
Well, the wait is over. The first trailer for the movie has arrived and aside from the Star Wars-esque airplane scenes, it's as far away from a galaxy far far away as you can get. It's worth noting this is the first Lucasfilm movie that is not associated with Star Wars or Indiana Jones since 1994. watch the new trailer >> Posted 07.29.11 by Chris