Ridley Turns Red For Lucas

George Lucas has hired John Ridley (“L.A. Riots”) to write “Red Tails,” a WWII action adventure about the Tuskegee Airmen based on a story by Lucas, who is financing and executive producing reports Variety.

The story charts a group of young pilots as they overcame racism to form the Tuskegee Airmen, a distinguished group of fliers who broke the aviation color barrier to become the first African-American fighter pilots in U.S. military history.

Ridley met with the surviving pilots at a convention in Texas and has just gotten to work on the production which will have effects done by ILM and have Rick McCallum producing.