Brad Pitt to star in upcoming World War II film ‘Fury’, Sony acquires rights
Not to be confused with the upcoming Brad Pitt zombie title “World War Z”, this World War II film is called ‘Fury’ and it has just been acquired by Sony.
Sony has gained both the domestic and many international rights to the film, which is based on the screenplay written by David Ayer with Brad Pitt in the lead role. Pitt will take on the role of a WWII Sherman tank driver, the most popular tank used by the allies during the war. Pitt and his crew of five will be behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany during April 1945, which puts the timeframe near the end of the war.
The film is still in pre-production, though a tentative date of November 14, 2014 has been put into place. The before mentioned film “World War Z” is from Paramount, that film will premier on June 19, 2013.