Coming to a Theatre Near You Nov .14th, Brad Pitt in “Fury.”

Sony will be releasing a WW2 film, “Fury,” written and directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt as a hardened tank commander, on November 14th of this year. The title refers to the name of Mr. Pitt’s Sherman, and the film is said to depict how members of “the greatest generation” really behaved under the duress of prolonged combat. Unlike “Kelly’s Heroes,” which was filmed in Yugoslavia where surplus medium tanks were available and a T-34 could be mocked up to resemble a Tiger, “Fury” was filmed in England and features the Tiger I from the Tank Museum in Bovington in running condition, so attention has been paid to details both large and small. In an earlier blog entry, I brought your attention to Glen Sire’s “The Death Makers,” a book with a similar theme and time frame (US tankers in the closing months of the war). Although not cited as a source of inspiration per se, it will be interesting to see how closely the film will hew to the book.