SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Anyone who wondered what is happening to George Lucas’ “Red Tails,” wonder no more. The movie, a fictionalized story of The Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, has a release date and a trailer.

John Ridley wrote the screenplay from a story by Lucas. The ensemble drama features Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard and Bryan Cranston. And Gerald McRaney! If Jameson Parker showed up, that would be amazing.

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San Francisco based, LucasFilm began filming this movie in 2009 with director Anthony Hemingway. In February 2010, first reported that Lucas himself was directing reshoots for the movie.

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The release date is Jan. 20, 2012. Anyone who knows movie releases knows that a January release isn’t ideal, especially with a name like Lucas’ attached to a project.

But the trailer is effective: Lots of action, lots of can-do attitude. Will the movie be worth seeing or will it be in keeping with many of the non-“Star Wars” projects put out by Lucasfilm: Forgettable. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Lucasfilm’s Red Tails Will Take Flight on January 20, 2012

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