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03.17.08 38 Comments

In a recent interview with, George Lucas discussed his upcoming project, Red Tails*, “the film he’s producing about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all African-American pilot squad during World War II.”

“As a matter of fact, I’m working on it tomorrow," he told us, much to our surprise. "We’re getting towards a script, and probably start shooting before the end of the year, and it should come out next year, maybe.”

When told someone had already made that movie 13 years ago (and it was called… THE TUSKEEGEE AIRMEN), Lucas responded, “Yeah, but in this one we’re changing the dogfights to a pod race and all the roles will be played by Will Smith’s son." 

*Not to be confused with Black Tail, the first men’s entertainment publication to celebrate African-American women exclusively.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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