LOS ANGELES: Columbia Pictures has acquired the domestic distribution rights and a good portion of the available international distribution rights to David Ayer’s war film ‘Fury’ featuring Brad Pitt.
It was announced yesterday by President of Columbia Pictures Doug Belgrad and ‘Fury’ co producer QED International’s CEO Bill Block. QED is producing the film with John Lesher’s Le Grisbi Productions and Ethan Smith. Alex Ott is co-producing the feature with Ayer. Principal photography is set to begin in September 2013 and Columbia anticipates releasing ‘Fury’ on November 14, 2014.
‘Fury’ is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, 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, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
“We loved this script from the moment we read it,” Belgrad said. “This is epic and authentic storytelling at its finest and we couldn’t be more excited to be in business with David Ayer and Brad Pitt on this incredible story of sacrifice and heroism.”