It looks like Brad Pitt might be getting in the driver’s seat of a tank in Fury, the World War II pic from writer/director David Ayer (End of Watch). Reports have Pitt in final negotiations to lead the picture, which “takes place in 1945 as the Nazi regime collapses and the five man crew of an American tank called Fury battles a desperate German army.” Ayer previously said that his goal with the film is “to bring tank combat to life in a way that lands with a modern audience.” With Pitt possibly on board, Ayer will certainly have that audience to play to. Hit the jump for more.
Deadline reports that Pitt is in final talks to star in Fury, but no casting details have been released. Ayer plans to start production on Fury this September. QED International picked up Ayer’s spec script earlier this year for a cool million. The director and QED previously teamed on the adaptation of the Agatha Christie short story Ten Little Indians, titled Ten. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and Mireille Enos, Ten centers on members of an elite DEA task force who find themselves being taken down one-by-one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. Ten is due out January 24, 2014.
Pitt, meanwhile, will next be seen in Marc Forster’s World War Z on June 21st. The loose adaptation of the Max Brooks novel also stars Mireille Enos, David Morse, James Badge Dale and Matthew Fox. Pitt then finishes out the year strong with Ridley Scott’s The Counselor and Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave. I’m anxious to see Pitt back in World War II times, especially with Ayer’s take on the material.