I was starting to think Red Tails was a myth, told to young Jedi to make them believe Geroge Lucas was still alive, even though we’ve hardly heard a thing from him for years. However it seems the film is indeed real and not just in Lucasfilm’s imagination as the first behind-the-scenes pictures from the set have shown up online.
Unusually these pics aren’t on a major movie site, but on the website of a Munich based film tech support company, FGV-Schmidle. They show producer Lucas on the set of the Anthony Hemingway directed movie, which is about the Tuskegee airmen, who were the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II, and had to battle racism as much as they did the enemy.
There’s still no release date set for Red Tailer, although considering filming took place over a year ago, you’ve got hope it won’t be too long before it’s ready for a paying public (the long post-production schedule does suggest a lot of ILM special effects though).
Take a look at some of the set images above and below.