My boots are caked in mud. The ground is a watery brown mess that makes it difficult to walk. I have to watch where I take every step. All around me are American soldiers and Sherman tanks moving with purpose. When the tanks roll, I feel the muddy ground shake. As I peer around the side of the building on my right, I see even more soldiers and another tank moving towards our position. As they get closer, the soldiers are moving even faster, like they’re on a mission and it’s almost the end. As the tank rolls in front of me, I see Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in uniform looking serious. A few seconds later, I hear director David Ayer call cut, and the three cameras shooting the action, the tanks, and the soldiers all go back to first position.
Let me go back a bit. Last year, when Fury was filming outside London, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. As some of you know, the movie takes place at the end of World War II where a battle-hardened Sherman tank crew face overwhelming odds trying to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Besides Pitt and LaBeouf, Ayer and producer John Lesher have put together an awesome cast that also features Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, and Jason Isaacs. During the day on set I learned a lot about the movie and I’ve compiled a big list of some of the highlights. In addition, Sony has provided us with a few new images. So hit the jump to check it all out. Fury opens November 14th.