Update: Supposedly Lucasfilm is denying reports made by First Showing regarding George Lucas directing â€œmassive reshootsâ€ of â€˜Red Tails.â€™
Lucasfilm says, â€œGeorge Lucas and Rick McCallum are very pleased with the work Anthony Hemingway did directing the film and additional shooting that is scheduled to take place was built into production before it began, as it is on all our films.â€
Considering Lucasâ€™ past though, I donâ€™t know how much stock you should put in their â€œofficial word.â€ For the sake of this movie, letâ€™s hope this is true. The last thing â€˜Red Tailsâ€™ needs would be George Lucas directing reshoots. Anybody but him!
Original Story: If anything should have been learned from the atrocious â€œStar Warsâ€ prequels is that George Lucas should never sit in a directorâ€™s chair again. Unfortunately it looks like Lucas didnâ€™t get the memo.
First Showing is reporting that George Lucas is stepping behind the camera to direct â€œmassive reshootsâ€ on the upcoming World War II film about the Tuskegee Airmen, â€œRed Tails.â€ According to their source Lucas was very â€œdispleasedâ€ with the footage shot by director Anthony Hemingway. Along with the reshoots, Lucas has taken to doing some â€œhefty rewritesâ€ as well.
Principal photography on the film, starring Terrance Howard and Cuba Gooding, Jr., ended in November. Supposedly Lucasfilm is trying to decide exactly how much of the film to reshoot.
Of course knowing Lucas, this probably means that the existing footage of â€œRed Tailsâ€ is actually pretty good and the story makes sense. So expect this movie to take a massive turn for the bad and probably nuke the fridge like most everything Lucas touches these days.