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Watch: First Trailer & Poster For Brad Pitt WWII Drama' Fury' Co-Starring Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman & More

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by Edward Davis
June 25, 2014 7:37 AM
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WWII and Brad Pitt. It’s been done before, notably in Quentin Tarantino’s reimagined WWII drama, “Inglourious Basterds,” but Pitt didn’t really see a lot of combat. Maybe action was the impetus of the actor starring in “Fury” a WWII movie directed by David Ayer that’s a Band-Of-Brothers-esque drama of troops in a tank. Will it be as self-contained as say 2009’s claustrophobic tank drama, “Lebanon” which won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival that year? Well, Sony has unleashed the first trailer and it certainly looks different, which certainly isn’t a bad thing.

“I promised my crew a long time ago I would keep them alive,” Pitt narrates. He plays Wardaddy, a tank sergeant commanding over crew played by Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and "The Walking Dead" star Jon Bernthal (Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood also co-star).

Apparently the movie is supposed to be more character study than WWII drama, but I suppose we’ll see. David Ayer has yet to make a great film (though “Training Day” is pretty entertaining), but he came pretty close with “End Of Watch” that featured terrific performances out of Michael Peña and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The movie is about Sherman tank called "Fury" 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 movie opens October 24 in the U.K. which is probably why we have the trailer so early. The movie comes out in the U.S. on a potentially more Oscar-friendly November 14. Check out the new trailer below, plus the new moody and evocative poster.

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12 Comments

  • Ian Peterson | June 25, 2014 7:25 PMReply

    Well, I love WWII movies and this looks great, BUT - I really hope the story is better than a trailer which makes the film look like a compendium of cliches from every known WWII movie. I really hope to be pleasantly surprised by the originality of material. Fingers crossed... Otherwise...

  • kpkwrtr | June 25, 2014 3:08 PMReply

    Pitt's character's nickname is "Wardaddy". I think Daddy Warbucks was from Annie ...

  • Stac | June 25, 2014 1:15 PMReply

    Unlike Inglourious Basterds, Fury actually has a very impressive cast of Jewish actors playing soldiers (Jason Isaacs, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, and Cajun-Jewish mix Shia LaBeouf). They should have used this cast for that film.

  • shark | June 25, 2014 12:40 PMReply

    A POX ON ALL YOUR HOUSES. End of Watch is a great movie.

  • Andrew | June 25, 2014 3:17 PM

    Yeah, this. One of the best films of 2012.

  • cirkusfolk | June 25, 2014 10:52 AMReply

    First off, Ayer didn't make Training Day, he simply wrote it. Second, all the films he's directed have sucked. But on to this film...the poster kicks ass. The trailer is ok. Looks fairly authentic but I was sucked right out everytime Brad Pitt opened his mouth. His delivery is so stilted and in pretty sure he is doing the exact same voice from Inglourious Basterds. It would be a shame if he turned out to be the weak link in this movie.

  • Jess | June 25, 2014 9:01 AMReply

    I wonder what Gary Oldman has to say about the cast of this film.

  • Jamie T D | June 25, 2014 8:22 AMReply

    Looks impressive.

  • jawsnnn | June 25, 2014 8:20 AMReply

    Bad, bad, bad trailer.

  • Travis | June 25, 2014 8:14 AMReply

    Daddy Warbucks? Come on, guys.

  • Pete | June 25, 2014 7:57 AMReply

    Brad Pitt's Saving Private Ryan.

  • Brad Pitt Stan | June 25, 2014 7:52 AMReply

    Welp, I'm sold.

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