There has been much controversy about this making and support of this movie. The film tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary African-American fighter pilot squad. George Lucas candidly tells the public the lack of support from Hollywood with a predominately Black cast.
“It’s because it’s an all-black movie. There’s no major white roles in it at all…I showed it to all of them and they said no. We don’t know how to market a movie like this.”
He supported this film with $58 Million of his own money. Astonishingly, it has taken George Lucas a total of 23 years of putting this movie together. Most of it consisted of putting together the script.
The movie comes out THIS Friday! Make sure you go out and support!
Red Tails 2012 official trailer: