After being in development for quite some time now Albany, it looks as if the George Lucas produced film Red Tails will finally see the light of day. The first trailer for the film has been released and it is filled with some very awesome looking scenes of mid-air battle. Based on the true story of the first all-African American combat squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails looks to be a film of empowerment and one also filled with a great history lesson about a truly great moment for our nation.
Click on the video box to the left to view the trailer. Enjoy!
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
” 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.”
While there have been many rumors surrounding the production of this film, director Anthony Hemingway looks to have done a pretty decent job on his first feature film. To go along with the fighter pilot fight scenes, the trailer is filled with grand speeches that really give off a feeling of how serious this film’s story truly is. With that said, here’s hoping that the speeches will not be overdone and instead be filled with some heart felt moments and witty banter here and there. In the end, this film looks to be one that’s very inspiring and touching while also having some very great looking visuals. Let’s hope this is just the first of many un-Star Wars related projects from George Lucas (fingers crossed because I mean come on).
Red Tails, starring Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, David Oyelowo, Cliff Smith (Method Man), Ne-Yo and many more, hits Albany theaters January 20th, 2012.