Fury is the fifth instalment of director David Ayer, famous for having written U-571, The Fast and The Furious and the Academy Award winning Training Day. His directing credits are equally hard-hitting, and his ability to capture gritty male bravado and comradeship has been adroitly displayed in Harsh Times and End of Watch. The director has told his fans to expect ‘a movie about World War II, the likes of which we haven’t seen before’ and with the film scheduled to close this year’s London Film Festival, expectations are high. Joining Pitt in the cast are Shia LeBeouf (Transformers, Lawless) and Ayer favourite Michael Pena (co-star of End of Watch). Fury encapsulates the fatigue and relentlessness of war as the crew reach near breaking point after years of intense fighting: ‘I started this war killing Germans in Africa, now I’m killing Germans in Germany’, says a war wearied Brad Pitt in the trailer. The stakes then are high and it is up to the leadership of Wardaddy to keep his team together and fulfil his pledge: ‘I promised my crew a long time ago that I’d keep them alive’.
Officially opening in the UK on 22nd October, Fury was likewise filmed in sleepy Shirburn in Oxfordshire and residents were warned they might experience occasional gunfire and explosions throughout the seven-week shoot dates. Nevertheless, audiences are sure to be grateful for the movie’s explosive quality. This film promises to be a fast-paced edge of your seat experience and, judging by Ayer’s previous accolades, most likely not for the faint of heart.
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On 22 Oct 14, 12:00 AM