The first trailer for the long-awaited Red Tails, produced by George Lucas, is here, and even though the movie is about the courage and determination of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, the airfight sequences sure look like they're right out of Star Wars. (Those Star Wars sequences were themselves reminiscent of similar scenes in World War II films like The Dambusters; such is the ever-evolving ouroboros of visual storytelling.) Tails stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Wire alums Michael B. Jordan and Tristan Wilds, Method Man, and Bryan Cranston and comes out January 20, 2012. It also marks the first non–Star Wars or Indiana Jones project Lucas has produced in almost twenty years.
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