‘Red Tails’ Trailer #3 Promises Stunning Aerial Battles & Epic Action

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red tails scream awards trailer Red Tails Trailer #3 Promises Stunning Aerial Battles & Epic Action

While Red Tails was helmed by TV vet Anthony Hemingway (The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, CSI: NY), it’s co-writer/producer George Lucas’ name that’s being used as the major selling point for the rousing true-story WWII action drama.

A new preview for Red Tails was unveiled at the 2011 SCREAM Awards – and, if the footage on display is any indication, the film will definitely be as technically-proficent and visually-impressive as anything previously produced by Lucas – or rather, that featured effects work by his Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

Lucas is receiving story credit for Red Tails, but the actual screenplay was penned by John Ridley (Platinum, Third Watch) and The Boondocks comic strip/TV show creator Aaron McGruder. So those who long ago abandoned their faith in Lucas’ ability to craft non-hokey dialogue or interesting characters need not panic, since he wasn’t responsible for the bulk of writing on Red Tails.

Whether or not Red Tails will feel like an overly-conventional war drama is admittedly kind of hard to say, since trailers for films like this always focus foremost on the sort of inspiration speeches or snappy one-liners that tend to be hit-or-miss (in the actual movie, that is). One thing that should be obvious by now, though: this film will deliver the goods, as far as stunning aerial battle sequences and action spectacle goes.

Get a glimpse of just that in the new Red Tails trailer below:

Here is the official synopsis for Red Tails:

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.

Between that inspirational storyline and the marvelous action set pieces (ex. the battleship/train bombings) teased from Red Tails so far, there’s good reason to think this movie could be pretty entertaining. That’s to say nothing of the overall solid cast, which includes Terence Howard (Iron Man), Golden-Globe Nominee Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), Nate Parker (The Great Debaters), Tristan Wilds (The Wire), Kevin Phillips (Notorious), Elijah Kelley (Hairspray), Marcus T. Paulk (Moesha), Michael B Jordan (Friday Night Lights), and hip-hop artist Cliff “Method Man” Smith – among others.

Look for Red Tails to soar into theaters around the U.S. on January 20th, 2012.

Source: Spike TV

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  1. This movie looks fantastic. Can’t wait.

  2. This movie looks awesome, Terrence Howard is so freaking awesome. My only concern is that this movie is going to be bogged down by a ‘message’ of racism and stuff like that. Other than that i am very hopefull for this movie.

    • A message of racism? During WW2? Nah, never happen. :-D

      • I know it is wishing for a lot here but i just dont want it to be everything this movie is about. I rather that it focused on the bond between these pilots and the actual war than the ‘Race’ factor.

  3. Listen, the message needs to be in there! We have kids today who still don’t quite understand racism and find it okay to use such derogatory words. It doesn’t help that rappers use the N word like no ones business, all the white kids out there just sing right along, it’s gross and pathetic. This film looks to be an incredible movie full of hope, pride, and sheer enjoyment. Take your kids to see this one!

    • I understand your point, but i dont want it to be the only point of the movie. And i love it when rappers use the N-word, i think it gets their point across more punctual.

      • Rappers use the word so casually , it kind of loses it’s shock value. I don’t know if that’s the whole point, if it is, then everyone should use the n-word to render it totally meaningless.

        There is no other point the way that word is used in the rappers’ context.

        Giving rappers’ use of the n-word any other cultural significance is like saying when they use the word “ho”, it’s actually an homage to female empowerment.

        The movie trailer looks awesome.

    • My kids have told me they feel that the word Negro is a derogatory term, but not the N-word. Go figure. I explained to them that the first word is the actual name of our race, and the second word is meant to belittle our race. I just wonder how many people would consider the C-word (the bread many use to put cheese on and use in soups) an OK word for a caucasian? Or the K-word (sounds like “kite”) for someone of Jewish decent? Belittling of any race is wrong in my book.

  4. i loved the original film just hope the new 1 lives upto it

  5. ok…I would definitley watch this

  6. I think it’s great that Lucas finally got to make this movie. I haven’t read any interviews with him regarding the movie, but I’ve seen a few Star Wars documentaries on the making of the original trilogy, and when George was making the space ship battle scenes, he basically showed them a bunch of stock footage from WWII and WWII ish films (old ones), so this seems to have been on his mind for a long time.