Speculation over where and when David Ayer‘s Fury would have its world premiere has grown considerably since the film recently moved from November 14 to October 17 and got itself a nice big spread in the New York Times. Clearly Sony thinks they have a major Oscar contender on their hands, or at least an awards season player on some level, and now we know where it will have its European premiere, that being the BFI London Film Festival as it was announced this morning.
Fury will close the London Fest on October 19, which means two days after the film hits theaters Stateside, which could still mean the world premiere won’t be at a festival at all, but merely a red carpet screening in Los Angeles. However, at this point, I have to assume Sony is going to want to go bigger than that and with the Toronto and Venice lineups all but locked, the only likely places would be either the New York or Telluride Film Festivals and my money is on a secret screening at the former, but I have no reasoning other than a gut instinct to suggest that to be the case.
Fury stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael PeÃ±a, Jon Bernthal and Jason Isaacs, and centers on a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) as he commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew in the middle of World War II, on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. David Ayer wrote and directed the film.
If you missed it previously, here’s the film’s trailer and for more pictures from the movie click here.