A chilling new trailer for the upcoming war film “Fury” starring Brad Pitt has arrived offering a fresh perspective of what it was like on the front lines during WWII. The Columbia Pictures presentation directed by David Ayers stars Pitt as battle-hardened army sergeant Don Collier known as Wardaddy. The new footage shows Wardaddy fighting against all odds to protect his life and his crew in several battle scenes, one of which leaves a rookie tanker responsible for jeopardizing the men's lives.
During the two and a half minute clip, Wardaddy meets his new assistant driver who has never attended tank school or even seen the inside of the massive fighting machine. Ahead of a mission, Wardaddy tells the rookie, “I won’t ask you to do anything I haven’t done myself.” As they navigate the tank towards a line of trees preparing for battle, the young American freezes when he must gun down a German soldier. His inaction resonates with the bold letters that cross the screen in the trailer declaring, “In the depths of war each man is only as strong as the man beside him.” See the trailer here.
The official synopsis reads:
"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.”
While Pitt has already starred in a WWII movie, (“Inglourious Basterds” directed by Quentin Tarantino) a recent New York Times feature article states the film “promises to be one of the most daring studio movies in an awards season.” Director Ayers admits the production examines the harsh truths of the brutal war. Ayers told Times in an email, “In the end, they would hose out the blood, slap on some paint, and grab some cooks and clerks to crew up the vehicle again.
Pitt jumped on board for the project after reading the script during a short trip to Europe early last year joining the cast of Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena. “Fury” is set to open in theaters on October 17th.