We finally have a trailer for writer/director David Ayer’s Fury with Brad Pitt as a tank commander called Wardaddy, who, along with his motley band that includes Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Logan Lerman, and Ayer’s End of Watch star, Michael Pena, attempts to stave off Nazis during the waning days of WWII.
“Brad Pitt stars in this gritty, take-no-prisoners WWII tank action movie about a crew of American soldiers who embark on one last epic mission in the chaos of the war’s final days.”
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Here’s a clip with the first footage:
Official Trailer (Domestic – only difference is social media info at the end):
The film is described as a WWII movie, “the likes of which we haven’t seen before.” That may actually be true, as much of the action is set in and around one bad-ass tank called…Fury.
By the way, Jon Bernthal gets what may be one of the most colorful, bordering on offensive, character name I’ve heard in a long time. Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis is described as a “cunning, vicious and world-wise Arkansas native”. (Sounds like Grady Travis might be kin to Lt. Aldo Raine [Pitt – Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds] who was from an undisclosed location in the “goddamn” Smokey Mountains. “…we in the killin’ Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-boomin’. “) Fury is, of course, of a more serious bent but, doesn’t that tell you almost everything you need to know?
The rest of the cast includes Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood, and Xavier Samuel.
The UK will get the flick on 24 October and the US on November 14, just days after Veteran’s Day, but more importantly at the vanguard of the awards season assault. Boo Yah!