It has been a while since there has been legitimate reasons to be excited about some with George Lucas’ name attached to it, but the WWII dogfighting film Red Tails, directed by Anthony Hemingway (TV’s Treme, True Blood), may just remind us of why LucasFilm is one of the most famous production companies in the world. Now thanks to MTV, Red Tails has now added a second trailer with even more dogfighting and a brand new poster to boot.
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.
Red Tails is released on 20 January 2012 in the US. It does not currently have an Australian release date.