The Star Wars creator wrote the story and serves as a producer on the drama, which centres on the Tuskegee Airmen, famed as the first African-American pilots to engage in combat during World War II.
Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Daniela Ruah, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Method Man, Robert Kazinsky and Cuba Gooding Jr are among the cast for Red Tails, directed by TV veteran Anthony Hemingway (The Wire, CSI).
Red Tails is due to open in US cinemas on January 20, 2012. No UK release date has yet been scheduled.
Watch the Red Tails trailer below: