George Lucas-Produced WWII Film RED TAILS to Finally Be Released in January 2012?

     June 2, 2011

Word has been increasingly scarce on the George Lucas-produced World War II film Red Tails for quite some time. Directed by Anthony Hemingway, the flick underwent some significant reshoots overseen by Lucas himself when he decided he wanted to change some of the tone of the film. Today, Hemingway tweeted (via Shadow and Act) “Red Tails hits screens January 2012.” Now, this isn’t an official release date, but it’s coming from the director himself so that may in fact be the target.

That seems pretty far off for a movie that was filmed back in 2009, but Lucas is probably just busy making sure he does everything he can to ruin the film before it hits theaters. The story centers on the United States’ first all African-American air combat squadron, The Tuskegee Airmen. Red Tails stars Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Method Man, Ne-Yo and Bryan Cranston.

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  • gkfener

    and Daniella Ruah, from NCIS-LA. Wanna bet that she’s gonna be a big star?

  • Hannah Torres

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    • Mr. Me

      Go away. You are not real.

  • Deana

    Awwwww, go see the play in New York about The Tuskegee Airmen called Black Angels Over Tuskegee. Its incredible. Lucas sucks.

  • Scott Orris

    I hope they make it into a movie trilogy. With the right actors and special effects; it would be a major hit!

  • GerryA

    Anthony Hemingway: Hi George. So what do you think of the movie?

    George Lucash: Sure Tony, it’s great, but there are no Ewoks in it. It could do with a few more Ewoks.

    AH: Sure George, it’s just ahh…. there were no Ewoks in WWII.

    GL: Definetly more Ewoks. We can have them liberate the
    concetration camps. That would be adorable!

    AH: I’m not sure that….

    GL:….Great, I mean we can always merchandise toy planes but the kids really love cuddly midly racist alien caricatures. So what kind of T-shirt designs were you thinking of?

    AH: George I’m just trying to make a move.

    GL: And a fine effort it is too. I’m just gonna reshoot a couple of scenes, maybe add a few aliens, definetly will go to town with the CG. Nothing makes me laugh more than seeing an actor desperately trying to act to scenes in their own head in front of a green screen. I’ll add some more merchandisable products too, and maybe some product placement. Can’t expect the movie to make dough on the strength of storyline alone can we? That’d be ridiculous!

    Rest of the World: Please die George Lucash.

  • Tarek

    George Luca$ is a has-been. He got it right just once with StarWars Episode IV. ( before he became senile and made Greedo shooting first ^^). all the rest is garbage.

  • Book-Brain

    Couldn’t resist sneaking the Lucas gibe in there, could you? Tit head.