Not long ago Brad Pitt garnered an Oscar nomination for playing a off-kilter Army commander in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds and he apparently liked the experience. It’s not Inglorious Basterds 2, but Pitt is going back in time once again for a more serious look at World War II in David Ayers new film Fury.
We go our first look at the film today when the first official photo from the film as released. The photo is simple and shows Pitt atop a massive tank alongside what can only be assumed is his unit of men, played by Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Micheal Pena and Shia LaBeouf.
The film will follow a platoon of soldiers towards the end of the campaign in Europe. As the Allies push further and further into Germany, the movie follows the characters shown as they go on a mission behind enemy lines with nothing but a Sherman tank and their will to win the war.
All indications are that this isn’t a light film like Basterds was but so far it doesn’t sound like Saving Private Ryan and is hardly a biopic. But the tone of Fury should help ground the film and keep it apart from not only Pitt’s efforts in Inglorious Basterds but also the George Clooney WWII movie Monuments Men which is due out this December.