‘The dying’s not done…the killings not done’, so say’s Brad Pitt in the first official trailer for David Ayers Fury.
Set in the final days of 1945, as WWII is drawing to a close, the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, battle-hardened U.S. Army Sgt, Collier, who is also known as ‘Wardaddy’ (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank called “Fury” in the 2nd Armored Division, and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
The first trailer makes it clear that even though the war is just about over, everyone is playing for keeps, and the killing is nowhere near finished. Pitt’s Wardaddy is the battled hardened and world-weary tank commander who has to rally his crew including a green recruit named Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) if they are to complete their mission and survive what remains of the war.
While WWII films are a pretty staple genre, and consistently provide a great canvas to explore themes of personal heroism and sacrifice, director David Ayer (Training Day, Harsh Times, End Of Watch) looks to have found a unique angle to the story by chronicling the war from the perspective of the men of the Armored Divisions, and the mighty tanks that keep them alive. Wardaddy’s tank, Fury, is treated as an almost mythical stead that will lead this crew into the fight. The trailer captures the shell like claustrophobia and steady power of the Sherman tank, along with the firepower that it could unleash.
Ayer has assembled a staller cast including Shia LeBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Scott Eastwood, Jason Issacs, and Jon Bernthal who join Brad Pitt’s Wardaddy in this very raw war drama, which in addition to capturing the intensity of WWII combat, also looks to be bound in deep and compelling characterization.
Fury is shaping up to a very dramatic and intense film, one which be marred by the history, honor, heroism and violence of WWII, audiences will be in for a ride with this one on October 23.