George Lucas’ ‘Red Tails’ Trailer

Written by on July 29, 2011 

Although he didn’t actually direct the film (that credit goes to Anthony Hemingway), it is reported that executive producer George Lucas had a heavy hand in the editing process and handling reshoots for his WWII combat fighter story Red Tails. Following a group of African-American pilots the large cast includes Terrence Howard, NeYo, Andre Royo, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Method Man, Tristan Wilds, Kevin Phillips, Rick Otto, Lee Tergesen, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Leslie Odom Jr., Michael B. Jordan, Jazmine Sullivan, Edwina Finley, Daniela Ruah and Stacie Davis.

We now have the first trailer for the film that Industrial Light & Magic worked on. Their effects are apparent, as most of the aircraft scenes have that polish one expects from the outfit. I’m still not sold on some of the drama, as it looks a bit generic and recycled, but with a strong cast (and Gooding Jr. in a theatrical release?!), I’ll be checking this out in the slow month of January.

Check out the trailer below via Yahoo.


1944. As the war in Europe continues to take its toll on Allied forces, the Pentagon brass has no recourse but to consider unorthodox options – including the untried and untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home, they are given the ultimate chance to show their courage. Against all the odds, with something to prove and everything to lose, these intrepid young airmen take to the skies to fight for their country – and the fate of the free world.

Red Tails hits theaters on January 20th, 2012, opening next to Steven Soderbergh‘s Haywire as well as Underworld Awakening.

What do you think of the first Red Tails trailer?

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