This sort of thing has passed into film-geek legend at this point, but there's always been this whole list of "dream projects" George Lucas was going to make once "Star Wars" was suitably wrapped-up; and of all of them "Red Tails" - a WWII actioner about The Tuskegee Airmen - has been one 'just about to get made' for at least two decades. Because, y'know... George Lucas.
Well, the son of a gun finally did it - as a producer and (supposedly) very hands-on post-production overseer and genre-TV vet Anthony Hemingway directing. And it has a trailer...
The Tuskegee Airmen are one of those "why haven't there been FIFTY movies about this?" WWII stories, and while there was already a really good 'serious' biopic version for HBO years ago I like the idea of the story getting the soaring, kinda-corny old-Hollywood approach Hemingway and Lucas seem to be striking here.
I wonder... does it still "register" with people that "Star Wars" doesn't really become a samurai-in-space series until "Empire;" and that the first one is much moreso a WWII fighter-pilot movie but in space?