Hot on the heels of news that David Ayer’s WWII tank pic Fury would be heading into reshoots early next month, a new poster for the film has hit the web, highlighting star Brad Pitt and seemingly promising a brooding, dramatic war epic.
I really like the composition of this poster, which features Pitt’s weary commander leaning on a tank gun with “FURY” splashed on it in white. It definitely strikes a somber, meditative tone, though the title and tagline – “War never ends quietly” – suggests that the film will feature some furious action sequences from which none of its characters will emerge unscathed (if at all).
Ayer, who previously helmed modern classic Training Day and End of Watch, the latter of which is one of the best cop dramas in the history of the genre, will be sure to combine deep emotion and strong characters with in-your-face action and a strong script (which he also wrote). He’s working with an absolutely terrific cast as well. In addition to Pitt, the movie stars Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal and Jason Isaacs.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
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.
WWII films are nothing new, but with the incredible team working on Fury, I could easily see the flick turning into one of this year’s finest. The Academy is always partial to stories of American heroism, particularly ones with well-respected directors and actors, and this one definitely fits the bill in that respect.
We’ll find out whether Fury deserves to be in consideration for Best Picture when it opens on November 14th (provided reshoots don’t take it out of the race altogether).
Source: The Telegraph