LucasFilm has released this rather fantastic poster and new trailer for their epic war drama ‘Red Tails.’ George Lucas executive produces the flick while Anthony Hemingway (Treme, The Wire) is on directional duty. ‘Red Tails’ is based on the heroic exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all African-American combat squadron who fought in World War II. The film features a top-notch cast in Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Cliff Smith aka Method Man, Kevin Phillips, Aml Ameen, Rick Otto, Lee Tergesen, Andre Royo, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Leslie Odom Jr., Michael B. Jordan and Daniela Ruah. The film hits cinemas January 20th, 2012.

1944. As the war in Europe continues to take its toll on Allied forces, the Pentagon brass has no recourse but to consider unorthodox options – including the untried and untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Just as the young Tuskegee men are on the brink of being shut down and shipped back home, they are given the ultimate chance to show their courage. Against all the odds, with something to prove and everything to lose, these intrepid young airmen take to the skies to fight for their country – and the fate of the free world.