First trailer debuts for David Ayer’s macho WWII actioner
Writer/director David Ayer has a reputation as an old-fashioned tough guy who makes old-fashioned guy action/dramas like Dark Blue, Training Day, Harsh Times, Street Kings, End of Watch and Sabotage. Now he’s turning his eyes to World War II with the Brad Pitt vehicle Fury, which has debuted its first trailer.
In the film, Pitt commands a motley crew of American soldiers moving a Sherman Tank through the final push into Germany at the tail end of the war; eventually finding themselves outnumbered against a larger than expected enemy force. Despite the setting, it has been stressed that Pitt’s character and the tone of the film are entirely different from the actor’s last visit to the German Front in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds.
The film is still in post-production, and is targeting a November release date. It has been speculated as a possible awards-season contender.
Source: Sony Pictures