Red Tails: “This is as Close as You’ll Get to Episode 7”

January 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Posted in Movies, News | Leave a comment
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Yes, that’s what the man himself said.  George Lucas, speaking to John Stewart on The Daily Show talked about his upcoming movie, Red Tails, premiering January 20th.  And it was clear from that this is a project Lucas loves.  He spent 23 years trying to get it made.  Of the 40 original Tuskegee Airmen that he consulted for the movie only 7 are left.

George Lucas made it very clear that this is definitely a combat movie, and it has the feel and authenticity of the time it’s set in.  It’s also a tribute to often overlooked but very real American heroes.  One of the problems Lucas faced in making the movie was whittling down the story because there’s still so much to tell.  Lucas didn’t just hint, but came out and said if the movie does well, there will be a prequel and a sequel.  That’s how much he wants to tell the story of men who helped saved the world only to return and face discrimination at home.

The movie itself faced discrimination just getting off the ground.  Because of Lucas’s desire for authenticity there are no big name Caucasian stars in it, and the studios saw that as a drawback.  But George Lucas is nothing if not persevering.  He made the movie and he made it his way — to honor the Tuskegee Airmen.

Posted by Synlah for Roqoo Depot

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