Fury Interview – David Ayer

By Dr. Know on October 17th, 2014

Primarily known for his unflinching look into the lives of police officers in Los Angeles, wrier/director David Ayer (End of Watch) makes a bold departure this week with the theatrical debut of his World War II epic, Fury.

Although Fury takes Ayer from the mean streets of Los Angeles to the European battlefields of the last Great War, the change of pace isn’t completely foreign to him; Ayer’s a former Navy man, so if his previous film efforts weren’t enough proof of his penchant for authenticity his Naval background should be.

The movie takes place in April, 1945 just as the war is winding down. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, 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. This being a war movie nothing ever goes as planned, of course.

In our interview with Ayer, he discusses the difference between his take on WWII and war films that have preceded it, as we’ll as the narrative serving as a coming-of-age story.

Fury hits theatres across the nation today.