First “Fury” Trailer Released

Given both its cast (which includes Brad Pitt) and the writing credentials behind it, Fury has been attracting a certain amount of attention. As the official film description explains:

The film is set during the last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank called “Fury” and its 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

Given the failure of George Clooney’s recent attempt to bring The Monuments Men to screen in a way that properly captured the spirt of the excellent book on which it is based, it is perhaps worth reserving judgement on Fury until more is known.

If nothing else, however, it is worth watching the trailer linked to above. Indeed even if the final product ultimately disappoints, it has already had a big impact on Pitt himself.

A qualified pilot, Pitt was so impressed with the planes on show during filming that he bought himself an airworthy Spitfire, which he is currently in the process of learning to fly.

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