Last month Lucasfilm released the first trailer to there long awaited George Lucas produced World War II aerial combat film Red Tails. Today a second trailer has been released along with the first movie poster to the film.
The film is set during World War II and is based on the true life war adventures of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. The movie looks like it's going to be incredible, and I can't wait to see it! The aerial combat scene show in these trailer are simply breathtaking.
There's a lot of great talent behind this movie, it was directed by Anthony Hemingway and has a wonderful cast of actors that includes Terrence Howard, NeYo, Andre Royo, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Method Man, Tristan Wilds, Kevin Phillips, Rick Otto, Lee Tergesen, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk,Leslie Odom Jr., Jazmine Sullivan, Edwina Finley, Daniela Ruah and Stacie Davis. Many of the talent working on this film come from HBO's incredible serie The Wire, which I'm currently watching again.
The film is set to be released on January 20, 2012. Check out the new trailer below and tell us what you think!
Here's a Detailed Plot Synopsis:
1944. World War II rages and the fate of the free world hangs in the balance. Meanwhile the black pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program are courageously waging two wars at once — one against enemies overseas, and the other against discrimination within the military and back home. Racial prejudices have long held ace airman Martin “Easy” Julian (Nate Parker) and his black pilots back at base — leaving them with little to do but further hone their flying skills — while their white counterparts are shipped out to combat after a mere three months of training. Mistakenly deemed inferior and assigned only second-rate planes and missions, the pilots of Tuskegee have mastered the skies with ease but have not been granted the opportunity to truly spread their wings. Until now.
As the war in Europe continues to take its dire toll on Allied forces, Pentagon brass has no recourse but to reconsider these under-utilized pilots for combat duty. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home, Col. A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard) awards them the ultimate chance to prove their mettle high above. Undaunted by the prospect of providing safe escort to bombers in broad daylight — a mission so dangerous that the RAF has refused it and the white fighter groups have sustained substantial losses — Easy’s pilots at last join the fiery aerial fray. Against all the odds, with something to prove and everything to lose, these intrepid young airmen take to the skies in a heroic endeavor to combat the enemy — and the discrimination that has kept them down for so long.