The soon-to-be-released World War II drama Fury starring Brad Pitt has been getting a lot of attention lately for its dramatic tale of the crew of a lone Sherman tank during the Allies’ final push into Germany at the end of the war. Columbia Pictures released a new trailer and television spot for the film this week that provide a good indication of why the project is generating so much positive buzz.
Written and directed by Training Day screenwriter David Ayer (who also wrote and directed the critically praised 2012 film End Of Watch), the film features an impressive cast that includes Pitt, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, and Jason Isaacs.
Fury casts Pitt as battle-hardened sergeant Wardaddy, who must lead his five-man crew on a difficult mission against overwhelming odds. The film has already received some support from historians for its attention to detail during production, with the film making use of the last operational Tiger I tank created by the German army during the war and becoming the first film to use a real Tiger tank instead of a prop.
The first footage from the film debuted during the panel for the World of Tanks game at this year’s E3 convention.
Fury hits theaters November 14.