After a late-summer of disapointing box office releases, October appears to be picking up the pace in the quality stakes. Leading the charge is David Ayer's WW2 tank epic, Fury.
Brad Pitt stars - in what looks like his most promising lead role since Inglorious Basterds - as ‘Wardaddy’, the head of a motley American tank unit also made up of Shia LaBeouf, Jason Isaacs, Michael Peña and The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal.
The film finds Wardaddy and co in occupied Germany in 1945, just as the Allies are making a final push for victory. As Pitt promises, "The dying’s not done. The killing’s not done."
Wardaddy, as you might have guessed, is a man with a precedent for killing. “I started this war killing Germans in Africa, now I’m killing Germans in Germany” he states matter of factly as Fury (the last working ShermanTank, on loan from Dorset’s Tank Museum) rolls through the countryside on a mission to stop 300 Germans overrunning a vital Allied stronghold.
From the latest trailer [above] it seems all does not go well for Wardaddy and co, who find themselves behind enemy lines, with a broken tank and an inexperienced gunner (Logan Lerman) on their crew.
With End Of Watch cinematographer Roman Vasyanov behind the camera and Ayer on script and directing duties (let’s not forget he’s the man who brought us Training Day) Fury looks to be in great shape.
Fury is released on 22 October
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