Director David Ayer's film will close the London Film Festival on October 19
Brad Pitt features in an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the WWII drama Fury.
Fury, directed by Training Day writer David Ayer, will be the closing gala film at this year’s BFI London Film Festival when it makes a UK premiere on October 19.
In the behind-the-scenes featurette titled Recreating Hell, Shia LaBeouf’s character Boyd ‘Bible’ Swan warns: “Wait until you see what a man can do to another man…”
Pitt plays ‘Wardaddy’, the commander of a five-man Sherman tank crew. Caught behind enemy lines during the Allies’ final push in April 1945 his crew are under threat.
The battle-hardened Sergeant makes a pledge: “I started this war killing Germans in Africa. Now I’m killing Germans in Germany. I promised my crew a long time ago that I’d keep them alive!”
Ayer has promised to recreate the “brutal dirty business” of tank warfare. The film’s producer Bill Block revealed: “There’s nothing digital about this. Real tanks. Real uniforms and equipment. All of it shot in the actual mud, rain and pain of winter Europe.”
It was reported Transformers actor LaBeouf took the method approach and didn’t wash for weeks during filming. Logan Lerman, Michael Pena (End of Watch) and The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal are in Wardaddy’s tank when Fury goes on general release on October 22.