David Ayer’s Tank Drama ‘Fury’ Moved Up to October


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David Ayer and Brad Pitt on the set of Fury
Photo: Columbia Pictures

Sony Pictures has decided to move David Ayer‘s World War II tank drama Fury from its previously set November 14 release to October 17. Personally I’m excited because that means I get to see it earlier, but I’m having a hard time making sense of the move unless a New York Film Festival premiere is in the offing considering the AFI Festival takes place in early November.

The previous November release would have seen Fury up against Dumb and Dumber To and the limited release of Foxcatcher, but now with the move to October it will face off against a massive list of films including Dear White People, The Book of Life (animated, no problem), Dracula Untold (this one could hurt it a little), Nightcrawler (small, but interesting), The Best of Me (Nicholas Sparks, no problem) and the limited release of Birdman (hmmmm, not a major issue considering it’s limited). Hmmm, not sure I see any major reason to move, unless…

Perhaps it was a decision to avoid being sandwiched between Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and get out in front of a lot more Oscar-related features in November and December. One can only speculate.

With that, here’s the synopsis and trailer, plus you can click here for a previous write-up I did for the film in which I express my excitement and anticipation for seeing it:

Set in April 1945, as the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, Fury features a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.