George Lucas Produced 'Red Tails' Slated for a January 2012 Release?
The last time we heard anything about the George Lucas produced WWII drama Red Tails, we had our initial exclusive report about the filmmaker directing extensive reshoots for the film confirmed by EW who reported director Anthony Hemingway would not be available because of his scheduled work on the HBO series "Treme." We were skeptical about whether the reshoots were scheduled as claimed by Lucasfilm, and since over a year has passed, obviously something was amiss. Now word comes from Hemingway's Twitter page (via Shadow and Act) that the film could actually end up arriving in January 2012. More below!
This isn't exactly official, but word from the film's director is probably pretty reliable. In addition, recently The Playlist reported that Terrence Blanchard (who has scored a whole slew of Spike Lee's films) was recently brought on to write the score, so the standard post-production timeline from this point on matches up with the mentioned release window. Of course, it seems strange that it will be nearly two years after the "scheduled" reshoots were revealed that the film will finally hit theaters, but whatever. Anyway, here's hoping the film starring Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Cuba Gooding Jr. and many more actually turns out to be a decent film. Anyone still excited for this flick?