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Old 11-08-2011, 09:41 AM
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Default New B17 film "Fortress"

Looks like 2012 is going to be a good year for us WW2 aviation enthusiasts. First and foremost we have Birds Of Steel, then George Lucas Red Tails film, and I also came across this new film about a B17 crew:



Looks like they have gone the Saving Private Ryan route of more accurate violence. Be interested to see how that pans out as I think we can all imagine the effects on a human body a 109 cannon burst would have
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:50 AM
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Looks like an independent film. Nothing real flashy. Might be good. Is it me or does the CGI look better in that than in the Red Tails trailers?
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:06 PM
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Summer 2010?
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:30 PM
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Yeah I am confused by the summer 2010 bit. I hadn't seen that trailer before posting it. I was going from the IMDB page where it says coming soon, in theaters January 1st. Maybe it had a distribution issue and was sat on the shelf.
Here is the IMDB page;
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1558575/?mode=desktop

Also when I mentioned the violence I was going by the trailer on IMDB which shows some horrific bullet hits to waist gunner and co pilot.

I think the CGI in this is far superior to that in the Red Tails trailer. Some of the shots are photo realistic, particularly the B17 over the desert. Be interesting to see if it is all CG or if they had a real aircraft for the shoot.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:41 PM
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looks good! IMDb has the release date as jan 1, 2012 but that is probably like games....sometime in 2012. looks like something i will go see on the big screen.

ooopps dk beat me to the punch...
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I dunno, looks like the same old cliches and cartoony CGI to me
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I dunno, looks like the same old cliches and cartoony CGI to me
Beggers cant be chosers! The last B17 film was 22 years ago...
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:32 PM
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Looks like 2012 is going to be a good year for us WW2 aviation enthusiasts. First and foremost we have Birds Of Steel, then George Lucas Red Tails film, and I also came across this new film about a B17 crew:



Looks like they have gone the Saving Private Ryan route of more accurate violence. Be interested to see how that pans out as I think we can all imagine the effects on a human body a 109 cannon burst would have
yeeeeaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!millions thanks for sharing bro!!!!!
very nice!!!thx again

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It flyes and it shoots. Good enough for me... Cheers dk
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Good Afternoon Folks,

My name is Mike Phillips ,I’m the Director and one of the Producers on Fortress. The film was a labor of love that took 4 men 3 years to make. We are the same guys that did the show Dogfights on the history channel (until we got canceled for such historical programing as pawn stars and deadliest road truckers). The film cost us under a $500k to make (regardless of what’s listed on IMDB) and we raised the money ourselves from personal savings and family.

We are aerial enthusiast(hell were aerial wack jobs) and like someone said earlier it’s been 22 years since the last ww2 b-17 movie and if you know anything about the actual Memphis Bell story that movie was a farce.(but Billy Zane did still have hair so that’s a plus)
As much as we love being compared to Red Tails they had $60 million and we had…well…less. All we will claim is most of the events we portrayed in our movie actually happened as we showed them.(including the b-17 doing a loop) We based them on personal interviews we carried out for dogfights, or on official US government after action reports . The scenes on the ground are a combination of personal anecdotes from vets. I’m not saying there is not some typical Hollywood crap in our movie..,There is. let’s face it if we made this movie 100% historically accurate it would be a loooong boring movie where nothing happens, and trying to find a norden bombsite in 2012?

Since we are not a major film company it did take us forever to raise the funds to finish the film and even more time to get it distributed, but Fortress has finally released in the UK, it releases in Germany in May and the rest of the world in June and finally in the US in July.

We welcome everyone’s opinion on our film good or bad we just hope and beg that before you judge us too harshly you take the time to actually watch our final product before passing judgment. (not the unreleased rough cut that was pirated and is missing 20 mins of story and another action scene) We are not claiming Fortress is a work of art,far from it(we are not the first two god father movies or Laurence of Arabia)

We respect everyone’s right to their opinions and love Fortress or hate it we at least got off our butt's and made the best product we could with what resources we had and we do hope that we were able to bring some level of realism that we hope will entertain the majority of you(and no Ben Affleck)

I realize this has been a long post and I thank you all for taking the time to read it and for allowing me the opportunity to post.
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