I’d like to read John Ridley‘s Red Tails script if anyone has a PDF lying around. The film is in pre-production with George Lucas intending to direct sometime in early ’09, with Rick McCallum producing. It’s going to be a hope movie, an overcoming-racial-prejudice movie, a “boy, were those guys heroic or what?” movie.
Let’s face it — it has mediocrity written all over it. Unless Ridley has written a really fine script. In which case Lucas will find some way to screw it up regardless. I’m sorry, but is there anyone in the film industry who’s shown himself to have a deadlier reverse Midas touch?