George Lucas Stepping Behind the Camera Again
When word came out that the long-gestating George Lucas dream project Red Tails would require some reshoots and that director Anthony Hemingway would not be helming them, the rumormongers went wild with stories that Lucas was commandeering the film. According to Entertainment Weekly reporter Nicole Sperling, that isn't exactly true.
Says www.theplaylist.blogspot.com, "According to her report, the film DID need some reshoots (as films often do, it doesn't always mean the end of the world), but Hemingway already had prior commitments to direct episodes of David Simon's New Orleans-set HBO show Treme and wasn't available. So, Lucas and his producer Rick McCallum decided that Lucas himself would direct the reshoots, McCallum would oversee and Hemingway would get approval. This is probably why Lucasfilm called the initial report 'inaccurate' rather than flat out denying it was true."
No release date is set for this World War II drama about a team of African American pilot fighters. Assuming Lucas financed the film as he did the Star Wars series, it will be released when it's ready.