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Someone’s got the wrong end of the joystick.

George Lucas
George Lucas

Last week news emerged that Star Wars creator George Lucas is cooking up a CGI animated fantasy musical at his Skywalker Ranch. The untitled film, which is said to feature fairies, will be directed by Kevin Munroe (TMNT) and written by David Berenbaum (Elf, The Spiderwick Chronicles screenplay).

The CBC — or Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canada’s counterpart to Britain’s BBC — picked up the story and ran with it on their website. The only problem is they got a few key details wrong. Their article says: “George Lucas is tackling his first musical, a film about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of African-American pilots.”

Here’s what happened: The CBC article confuses the untitled fantasy project with Red Tails, a live-action Tuskegee Airmen story Lucas has been dying to tell for ages and is set for release later this year. It stars Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man.

I took a screen grab of CBC’s story on Friday, to immortalize the hilarious flub. But I checked back this morning and it still hasn’t been corrected. You can check it out on the jump.

Photo credit: AP file

CBC Tuskegee Airmen George Lucas animated fairy musical fantasy

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