The last time that Brad Pitt fought against Nazis, he was pretty successful. In the now-classic climactic sequence of Inglourious Basterds, his men shoot Hitler directly in the face with a machine gun, more or less winning WWII over night.
In the upcoming Fury, Brad Pitt will fight against Nazis once again. But this time, he has a different group of men under his command—the supporting cast will include Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, and the Walking Dead“s Jon Bernthal.
Whereas Inglourious Basterds was pure fantasy, Fury promises to provide a more realistic look at how WWII was won. The title refers to the tank that Pitt’s character is in charge of, and just as David Ayer’s previous movie, End of Watch, offered a gritty portrayal of the day-to-day lives of South Central L.A. cops, Fury will offer a gritty portrayal of the day-to-day lives of a tank unit.
“What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest portrayal,” said Ayer, who Tweeted the first still image from the film yesterday . “This will have incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters. I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.”
Fury hits theatres Nov. 14, 2014.