The new release date places Fury in closer proximity to the Toronto and Telluride film festivals – where producer Brad Pitt launched his eventual Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave -- but goes on to note that neither fest has programmed Fury as of yet.
Has there been a major Hollywood couple where the wife actually directed her husband in a movie? The Hollywood directing ranks are overwhelmingly male, but there have been no shortage of power couples that could have tried it out. But more often than not, it's the man who wears the pants behind the camera.
It’s a war movie unlike any other that’s been made about the second World War— and making that required a lot of attention to detail, as we learned by watching the crew at work last November.
We’ve seen Brad Pitt kill Nazis before thanks to Quentin Tarantino’s badass, unusually spelled Inglourious Basterds. Now, we’re gonna get that chance again thanks to David Ayer’s Fury, though if the above trailer is any indication, this new film will be a whole lot different than QT’s stylistic, over the top masterpiece that could have won Best Picture.
Once upon a time, Hollywood was filled with actors and actresses who could slap their names on a movie poster and almost guarantee success. That star power has lessened over the years. We can all agree on that. Exactly how much is still a matter of fierce debate, but if one hot and trendy new algorithm can be relied upon, the answer is almost none at all.
Anyone who's seen Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds knows that Brad Pitt contributes to a huge portion of that film's success. His casting was probably the most brilliant move on that film besides the casting of his co-star Christoph Waltz, and he's looking to tear down the Nazis yet again in his new film, Fury. And this time, he's not scalping his way through enemy territory, he's shelling them into submission!
Back in the 1980s, Hollywood action movies preferred their male leads to have gigantic arms. They wanted Hulk Hogan lookalikes with Popeye biceps who could conceivably one punch any human being into a coma. More recently, however, the standard of badass bodies has changed quite a bit.
The story hasn't been revealed, though knowing Jolie's interests, it's probably something a bit more serious. Her directing efforts so far include In The Land Of Blood And Honey and the upcoming WWII-set Unbroken.
McChrystal was one of the more prominent political voices in the Middle East. An outspoken critic of the war, McChrystal was nonetheless a highly-decorated commander, credited with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who led Al Quaeda in Iraq.
The deal between Pitt and the project's producing company, GK Films, hasn't been completed yet, but Deadline says that things are "serious." Once the deal is signed the hunt will begin for a big name director who will get production rolling "early next year."
After directing him in this year’s lackluster sci-fi adventure Oblivion, Joseph Kosinski is reteaming with Cruise for Fox’s racing drama Go Like Hell, which may soon find another megastar in its midst as Fox is currently trying to sway Brad Pitt to join the project. It would mark the first time Pitt and Cruise co-starred in a film since 1994’s Interview With the Vampire, and while a racetrack is the last place I want to see their on-screen reunion, I guess I won’t look a gift horse under the hood.
After seeing what writer-director David Ayer did with the cop drama genre in the scintillating End of Watch, we've been pumped to see his World War II drama Fury. Thankfully, his enthusiasm seems to match our own, as he's been sharing plenty of peeks behind-the-scenes on his Twitter account, including some group shots of his cast.
Is Brad Pitt going to become the next actor, after Tom Hanks, to become completely synonymous with World War II? He's already put in one memorable performance on the war-torn European front, as the scalp-wielding Lt. Aldo Raine in Inglourious Basterds, and he's currently making his way back in Fury, another Word War II drama currently shooting in London. We thought the crew joining Pitt was already set in place
So with Forster out, who should Pitt get to replace him? The director has an excellent working relationship with David Fincher. Or how about The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, or someone from that show? Darabont also directed one of the most underrated horror films from recent years, the reboot of The Mist.
The latest clip from Ridley Scott’s The Counselor is on its own pretty confusing. What crime are Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender discussing? What is Pitt advising when he suggests “don’t do it”? Why is he talking about Mickey Rourke?