First Look: Impressive BTS Photos from George Lucas' Red Tails

May 10, 2010
Source: FGV

Red Tails Behind-the-Scenes Photos

If only this didn't have George Lucas involved, I might actually be pretty damn excited for it. Earlier today, some new behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Red Tails, the Lucas-produced movie about the WWII Tuskegee Airmen flying squadron, appeared on the FGV Schmidle website (via SlashFilm). FGV is a rental company for cameras and equipment and apparently they wanted to show off some of their stuff that was used on this movie and now we get a pretty awesome behind-the-scenes first look at Red Tails. Maybe I'm just a sucker for war movies, but those old planes they're using look pretty damn cool. Check ’em out below!

Red Tails Behind-the-Scenes Photo

Red Tails Behind-the-Scenes Photo

Red Tails Behind-the-Scenes Photo

Red Tails Behind-the-Scenes Photo

I've only featured four of the better shots, but you can see more on the FGV site here and here. Red Tails is the project that we exclusively revealed was getting reshoots with George Lucas directing them. Originally, TV director Anthony Hemingway (seen in this shot) directed the movie and is still on-board (according to some sources) to finish the film. Besides all that, though, we're not exactly sure when this is going to hit theaters because they still haven't even announced a distributor yet. Anyway, I'm pretty much sold on this after seeing this photos, mainly because I'm excited to see an authentic WWII dogfighting movie like this.

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so, you'd seriously consider not paying money because George Lucas is attached? And yet, you'll be the first in line for the next Michael Bay film...

notes on May 10, 2010


#1 I think Alex was pointing out George Lucas' notorious suckage for the second half of his career. Also, I doubt he's going to skip the film, he probably just doesn't want to get his hopes up (like most of us) because good ol' George has let us down before... especially in the 21st century.

Al on May 10, 2010


hey Alex, Call me a sucker too (for anything with WWII warbirds in it). I used to be able to go to the Reno Air Races to watch the p51s race, so you can bet I'll be seeing this movie. Even if the movie isn't that good, as long as it's got some good dogfights in it, I'll be happy! 😀 Chuck

Chuck on May 10, 2010


This is gonna be HOT!

roke on May 10, 2010


omg, green screen, i can't believe it.

Mike on May 10, 2010


Yes, Lucas is a legitimate call for alarm. Overwhelming cheesiness, piss-poor acting, terribly dull camera movement and wimpy character development as defining traits for a director should make anyone wary. Special Effects cannot make for a good movie alone. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Voice of Reason on May 11, 2010


I think it's already a miracle he is not using chroma everywhere...

Dexter on May 11, 2010


Reshoots are fine, just as long as George didn't write any dialogue. I think this movie could have been okay, but now He will alter history by having the tuskegee airman avenge the death of Mace windu by relying on the help of Jar Jar Binks to find the kingdom of the crystal skull, so they can trade in their p-51's for a flying saucer. ya... way to go George... way to go

indyjack86 on May 11, 2010


It will suck...everything that man touches sucks...Star Wars prequels...Indy 4. Plus he's a bit of a leftwing loon so it will probably be rewritten to show the Tuskegee Airman single handedly win the war.

Geoff on May 11, 2010


They did a$$#0!e single handedly

E174st on Mar 23, 2011


Tired of all the George Lucas jokes. I'll keep an open mind on this one.

Roddy Reta on May 14, 2010


Yeah, enough with the Star wars and Lucas bashing. Getting really old and annoying now. Seriously, Jar Jar finding the Kingdom of the crystal skull? Looks like we got a bunch of little kids on here. If you don't wanna see it, then don't. Let the rest of us who want to see it, enjoy it.

nate on Jun 1, 2010


I agree! Enough with these repeated complaints against Lucas! Perhaps he's not a very good director or a very good screenwriter. But he is not the director of Red Tails and he didn't write the screenplay! Some people hate him so much that they prefer lying instead of recognizing their faults... Their blind hatred is so ridiculous and annoying...

scorpius on Jun 7, 2010


George Lucas is a "leftwing loon"? I can't say I'd notice he had any political interest or aptitude at all. I agree with others that his name doesn't inspire confidence that the film will be anything more complex or compelling than an average historical adventure. Lucas wasn't writing or directing when he imposed the Ewoks on us, either....

Dan North on Jun 15, 2010


@Geoff, just because you don't agree with Lucas' ideals, does not mean he's going to portray the Tuskegee Airmen as anything more than the heroes they were.

Dee on Jul 4, 2010


it's impossible not to be fustrated by the talent that is geogre lucas if only he would let go of the creative reins. looking at the comments on here i find it difficult not to agree with these sentiments especially as we were promised so much in the lastest star wars series notably PM and ROTH of which my whole experience was spoilt 1st by the enigma that wwas jar jar and 2ndly by the hammy perfomance of ("you're breaking my heart anni") natalie portman. i would go further and say that his rep hasn't been enhanced by his involvement with the new clone wars animated series,overall this movie is not a piece of fiction in which we can suspend all reality it is real history in the sense that it will bear some influence how that period in history is presented to the world.

bluethunder on Jul 6, 2010

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