“You think it can’t get worse. It can, and it will. The dying’s not done, the killing’s not done,” promises commander Wardaddy (Brad Pitt), the leader of the tank platoon at the center of David Ayer’s WWII drama Fury. It’s an appropriately solemn note on which to open the latest trailer for the film, given that Fury appears set to dive fully into the horrors of warfare in that time period.
The film takes place in the last weeks of WWII, as Wardaddy commands a small platoon of men on one crucial, extraordinarily dangerous mission behind enemy lines. Given that Ayer (behind Training Day and the incredible End of Watch) directed and wrote the script, I think it’s safe to say that not all of them get out unscathed.
This trailer is a thrilling first look at the movie, which Columbia Pictures is, without a doubt, going to position as a major awards contender. War dramas always play well with the Academy, and this looks like an exceptionally well-made one. Also helping Fury will be its stellar cast. In addition to Pitt, who looks primed to jump into the fray for Best Actor, the flick stars Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal and Jason Isaacs. The only difficulty I could see with Fury getting acting nominations might be the same problem that hindered Lone Survivor – the film is about a band of brothers, so it might be tricky for voters to consciously separate the performances.
Fury opens on November 14th. Check out the trailer below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.
FURY is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her 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.