‘Fury’ Images: Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal & Shia LaBeouf Atop a Tank

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World War Z might be over for Brad Pitt, but that doesn’t mean that the actor will be staying away from the battlefield for long. Set in the final days of World War II, Fury stars Pitt alongside Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) and Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as American soldiers leading a final charge against increasingly desperate opposing German forces.

Director David Ayer (End of Watch) has promised that Fury will feature “incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters,” and also that it will “bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.” The tank in question, which is the ‘Fury’ of the film’s title, seems set to make a very strong centrepiece for Ayer’s film, perhaps even becoming a character in its own right.

This is certainly the impression given by the first promotional still for Fury, which features Pitt, Bernthal and LaBeouf gathered on top of their noble metal steed, along with fellow soldiers played by Michael Peña (who starred as one of the two male leads in End of Watch) and Logan Lerman (the eponymous Percy Jackson of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief). It’s a curious image that, out of context, would more likely be taken as a promotional still for a stage play rather than a film, but it’s nonetheless effective at communicating Fury‘s character- and tank-driven narrative.

Check out the promotional still for Fury below and then take a look at a few of the set photos that Ayer has been posting throughout its production.

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End of Watch was styled as a found footage film shot primarily by the main characters (though there were a few ambiguous camera angles in there as well to give full coverage), which gave the cop drama an edge of realism that was aided by naturalistic acting from Peña and costar Jake Gyllenhaal. Obviously, Fury is going to be filmed differently, unless the soldiers are carrying around old-fashioned 8mm cameras, and it will be interesting to see how Ayer handles this historical wartime setting.

Fury will be the second film from Ayer to release in 2014, preceded by a crime drama called Sabotage (formerly titled Ten) in which Arnold Schwarzenegger will play a DEA agent tasked with bringing down a drug cartel, only to find himself and his colleagues the target of a revenge campaign to pick them off one by one.

The second World War is a subject that’s already been covered countless times on the big screen, with some truly great war movies drawn from it, but the subject matter is rich enough for Fury to bring something fresh to the table. Tell us in the comments if you think Ayer’s film is going to stand out from the crowd or get lost in the smoke.

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Fury is out in theaters on November 14th, 2014.

Source: David Ayer

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  1. that cast!! Anything with Jon Bernthal you know its gonna be good

  2. For the smallest fraction of a second I was hoping this would be about Nick Fury (white version) & the Howling Commandos.

    • Brad Pitt as Nick Fury would be amazing, btw. Hell, Brad Pitt as Black Widow would be amazing.

    • I thought it was about a piece of fuzzy lint, until I realized that would be “Furry”.

  3. Shia LaBeouf, will make me not go watch this movie. As for the rest of the cast, Superb cast.

  4. Pretty good cast. Brad Pitt, Michael Pene, and Logan Lerman is a great cast. Not to happy with Shia though, he did his best with Lawless but still made it way worse then it coukd have been; cause the rest of that cast was amazing with DeHaan, Clarke, Pearce, and Hardy giving amazing performances.

    • Replace Shia with DeHann and the cast alone would get me in those seats.

  5. Shia spazzing out and hyperventilating inside the tank, thats probably about 20 minutes of the movie

  6. watching lawless, they just tried forcing labeouf as the center of it all. a immature character who we were to believe could rally the locals behind him easily. not for me. tom hardy and Jason Clarke, sure. even labeouf’s girlfriend was more bearable.

  7. Any movie with Shia LaBeouf in it is instantly ruined for me, what is the USA’s obsession with this talentless buffoon?

    • “Sh*t the beef?!”

    • I think he’s a good actor.

  8. I like shia labeouf is my favorite actor

  9. I’ll just take this time to pimp for the criminally under-watched tank film “The Beast”.

    Find The Beast and watch it. I cannot respect your opinion on tank movies until you do.

  10. And why does that pic look like they are all action figures?

    • Hee-hee, action figures–with a garbage can lid for a tank hatch; that thought crossed my mind too. Small soldiers?? Plastic army men? Beetle Bailey and the men of Camp Swampy?I just hope they remember the huge significance General George S. Patton had in the real battles during the war, and get someone powerful to play him.

  11. Hmmm, there is a war going on, and notice these gold-brickers are just kicking back relaxing on top of their giant armor-plated port-a-potty! Looks like some of my fellow Wal-Mart co-workers goofing off when they should be working!

  12. Shia’s involvement moves this down some notches for me.

  13. why not make a real ww2 tank film abt kursk or a real tank ace like wittman ? all these crap american flag waving films are the same i wouldnt mind if it was remotely true and i can tell u wht will happen in it right now , the americans will battle the germans who have better tanks and a rutheless easy to hate enemy commander some of the yanks will die heroically prob along with their friendly but useless british sidekicks and at the end the americans will win against all the odds because they won the war all by themselves and are the best and deserve it cos their the good guys !

  14. I might give this a Netflix watch.

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