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Lucas hires Red writer

Aug. 27, 2007by: Dave Davis
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I may catch some flak for claiming that the last good idea George Lucas had was letting other people make EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (okay, maybe putting Carrie Fisher in a slave bikini), but it's always a relief to see him let people with actual writing talent handle future projects. Perhaps he's picking up subliminal commands from those of us with high midichlorian counts. Ha.

For his upcoming WWII action movie RED TAILS, Lucas has enlisted the services of John Ridley, writer of novels, screenplays and comics. Ridley (who got the gig after impressing Lucas with his LA RIOTS script for Spike Lee) will tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots assembled as a wartime publicity stunt who ended up proving themselves as an elite fighter group. Lucas is financing and producing the long-planned movie through Lucasfilm, with ILM handling the airspace action.

Ridley also created UNDERCOVER BROTHER and penned the original script for THREE KINGS, and his novel "Stray Dogs" was adapted into Oliver Stone's U-TURN.
Extra Tidbit: The story was previous told in the HBO original movie THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, starring Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Andre Braugher and Theo from the Cosby Show.
Source: Variety

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2:02AM on 08/28/2007

I'm game

The Tuskegee Airmen was a pretty great film. Though I can't speak for its historical accuracy it's a great story and the cast really worked. Looks like I'll have to ad this to my list of films to keep an eye on.
The Tuskegee Airmen was a pretty great film. Though I can't speak for its historical accuracy it's a great story and the cast really worked. Looks like I'll have to ad this to my list of films to keep an eye on.
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7:13AM on 08/28/2007
Hey, sounds like a good flick to me! I LIKED the new trilogy, personally - they don't begin to compare to the original, but they were a good high-concept sci-fi/fantasy trilogy.

That said, the BEST decision Lucas ever made was to have Jabba the Hutt turn Princess Leia into his sex slave.

That is all.
Hey, sounds like a good flick to me! I LIKED the new trilogy, personally - they don't begin to compare to the original, but they were a good high-concept sci-fi/fantasy trilogy.

That said, the BEST decision Lucas ever made was to have Jabba the Hutt turn Princess Leia into his sex slave.

That is all.
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2:56PM on 08/28/2007
Sweet. I loved The Tuskeegee Airmen. I wonder who he's gonna cast. Mos Def, here's hopin'.
Sweet. I loved The Tuskeegee Airmen. I wonder who he's gonna cast. Mos Def, here's hopin'.
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3:58PM on 08/28/2007

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Good call on Mos Def. It's going to be a different film but I could see him playing Cuba's character pretty well if it were a remake of the HBO flick. He'd nail the scene towards the end where they're singing the fight song and holding back tears...that actually choked me up a little.
Good call on Mos Def. It's going to be a different film but I could see him playing Cuba's character pretty well if it were a remake of the HBO flick. He'd nail the scene towards the end where they're singing the fight song and holding back tears...that actually choked me up a little.
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