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"It's not your father's WWII movie."
That's probably been said about every World War II movie made since the mid-70s or so, with the possible exception of Saving Private Ryan. But the old chestnut is back again to describe Fury, a drama set during the global conflict that will star Brad Pitt, who was seen not too long ago killing Nat-zees in what was definitely not your father's World War II movie, Inglourious Basterds.
Fury will be directed by David Ayer who made last fall's gripping found-footage cop drama End of Watch and is also behind the upcoming Ten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Describing Fury to Deadline Ayer said he hopes to "“bring a fresh execution to the genre. What these men went through is worthy of a complex, honest portrayal. This will have incredible, visceral action and complex rich characters. I plan to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.” The story follows a group of five American soldiers on a tank called Fury, doing battle against what remains of the German army.
The next time we see Pitt he'll be fighting a bunch even more determined and terrifying than Nazis, fending off the global zombie invasion in World War Z. He's also set for a role, though maybe not necessarily a huge one, in Twelve Years A Slave, teaming up with director Steve McQueen and a huge cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano and more.