Red Tails--new movie from George Lucas

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  1. Chris Atkins

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    I just read this link:

    Dark Horizons link

    where Rick McCallum says that Lucas is finishing the Red Tails script. McCallum also says the movie will shoot next year.

    I wonder if Lucas will be directing?
     
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    I am certainly interested in the subject matter. Well worth keeping tabs on.
     
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    i'll second that
     
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    Lucas was a great genre filmmaker before Star Wars consumed him. It'd be exciting to see him get back to that.
     
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    I am also curious to see what Lucas can do post-Star Wars. It's easy for me to bash the prequels, but some of that is laced with nostalgia memories. I'm eager to see his new output.
     
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    I love Lucas's movies (even those terrible Star Wars pictures that no one likes) and I can't wait to see him do some different stuff.
     
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    Wasn't "Red Tails" a code-name he put on a bunch of projects for a while?
     
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    it will probably be the first world war two film to not feature any models, sets, actual surviving planes or replicas.

    Heck it may not even have actors. [​IMG]
     
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    Matt, you're probably thinking of "Blue Harvest"
     
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    I thought he was making "Indiana Jones 4" next year?
     
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    He's producing Indy 4, Spielberg is directing, so he should be able to do both.
     
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    I think George Lucas is a fantastic visual director & he hasn't ever made a movie that I didn't like.

    I'm really looking forward to this next project of his.
     
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    Per another site, he has gotten John Ridley to work on a script. Ridley is most famous for Undercover Brother, a film I love. This material is quite different [​IMG]

    But some movement is better than none.
     
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    According to Rick McCallum, they hope to shoot in March or April and Lucas isn't directing.
     
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    Travis, do you have a link for that? I don't think that was in the AICN story I posted.
     
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    There's an interview with McCallum in the new Star Wars Insider where he talks briefly about it.

    Here's the info:

    -They have a writer currently working on the script (as AICN said)
    -They hope to have a first draft complete by Christmas.
    -They're not sure if it's a summer movie or a winter movie.
    -If the script is what they want, they'll start in March or April and if it's not, they'll hopefully start in the fall 2008.
    -They've scouted locations in Italy, Croatia, Tunisia, and Hungary.
    -Lucas isn't direcing and they'll choose a director when they finish the script.
    -ILM is going to work on it (surprise [​IMG] ).
    -The story isn't about racism or the fight to setup the Tuskegee Airmen, it's an adventure story about what happened once they were serving in the military.
     
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    I can now get to HTF during the day. Weird, huh?

    I would like for it to be a bit more than an adventure movie. Flying in WWII wasn't really an "adventure" anyway. The TA deserve a top-notch film, and that starts with the script. Hopefully, they'll get it.
     
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    Well, I'm a bit disappointed that Lucas won't direct. Writing is his weak spot...I do believe he could direct a great film here if he had a good script to work from. I love his visual style and hope we will get to see it in some non-SW films in the future.
     

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