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'Ideals are peaceful, history is violent' – that was Brad Pitt's ad lib

October 19th, 2014

In the latest in our series of interviews with leading film directors, the Telegraph’s Chief Film Critic Robbie Collin speaks to David Ayer, the man behind a raw and powerful new war drama, Fury.

Fury, which stars Brad Pitt as a Second World War tank commander, has been selected to close the London Film Festival on October 19. You can watch Pitt and his co-stars arriving on the red carpet with our exclusive live stream of the gala premiere from 6pm tonight.

Fury is on general release in UK cinemas from October 22

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Fury: the making of Brad Pitt’s WW2 tank film

October 7th, 2014

Fury is the new Second World War drama from writer-director David Ayer (End of Watch), and this new behind-the-scenes preview offers a glimpse at the emotional side of the film.

The action-packed thriller follows Brad Pitt’s battle-hardened US army sergeant Wardaddy as he leads a five man tank crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines in Germany, 1945. This new featurette, Heart and Soul, highlights the paternal relationship that develops between Pitt’s character and his young gunner Norman, played by Logan Lerman (Noah).

Pitt’s co-stars also include Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña, and former Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal, all playing members of his tank unit.

Ayer – who wrote and directed the Oscar-winning Training Day – says he set out to make “the ultimate tank movie”, helped by Dorset Tank Museum’s loan of the last working Tiger tank to the production. The tank was the first to be captured by the Allies, with Ayer deeming the Museum’s loan as a “special asset” to the authenticity of Fury.

It was recently announced that Fury will close this year’s BFI London Film Festival with its European premiere on October 19. Both Pitt and Ayer will be in attendance, the director explaining that the London premiere will be “something of a homecoming” as shooting of the film took place in both Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.

Fury will be released in the UK on October 22. You can watch the trailer here.

WATCH: Fury: behind the scenes of ‘the ultimate tank movie’, starring Brad Pitt

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Fury: see the first poster for Brad Pitt’s WW2 thriller

June 24th, 2014

A battle-weary Brad Pitt is seen with his Sherman tank co-star in the first poster for his new film Fury.

Writer/director David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch) screened footage from Fury – describing it as a Second World War film “the likes of which we haven’t seen before” – at the E3 gaming convention in June, and received a rapturous response.

Fury follows a five man Sherman tank crew, led by Brad Pitt’s Sgt. Wardaddy, sent behind enemy lines in the last months of the Second World War. Ayer has shot the film on traditional film stock for a more realistic feel, and wherever possible used practical special effects instead of CGI. The cast also includes Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal.

Fury is released in the UK on October 24, and in the US on November 14.

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