With all the action going on at TIFF, including praise for 'Foxcatcher' and 'The Equalizer,' let us not forget entirely about 'Fury.' While Brad Pitt's WWII drama isn't making the rounds at the international film festival, a new international 'Fury' trailer has rolled out to keep the film on our radars.
The coming of the first 'Fury' trailer from director David Ayer ('End of Watch,' 'The Fast and Furious') brings a harsh look at the toll of war, as Brad Pitt leads the charge against the Nazis with his own band of brothers, of sorts, and one mighty tank.
Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf lead the cast of David Ayer's 'Fury,' which just released a first look at the film through a behind-the-scenes video for the E3 Conference. This production featurette is meant to get audiences excited for the action and the actors who make up the tank patrol in the film.
Production on Brad Pitt's next project, the WWII pic 'Fury,' commenced with production not too long ago, with the actor giving his hair a new sartorial look for the effort. Director David Ayer ('End of Watch') has been keeping the fans updated by releasing various set photos, but now, aside from a slew of paparazzi shots, we have our first look at the film.
When 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief' came out in 2010, it looked suspiciously as if the would-be franchise, based on Rick Riordan's best-selling teen adventure books, was going to get 'Golden Compass'-ed -- stopped after one installment and left to languish. But the first adventures of title hero Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) -- born to a mortal mother and the Greek God Poseidon made $226 million worldwide, never mind home video.
So, we get a second helping of Percy's adventures, which mix the home-away-from-home setting and grow-up-fast themes of 'Harry Potter' with some all-American gumption and a little Greek dressing on the side. With a new writer and director -- and what seems like a budget spent more on computer effects than human actors -- 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' is exactly the kind of film that was made for me to take my teen and tween nieces to, not for me to enjoy. There's some bloodless peril, not even a whiff of romance and plenty of spirited action.
A new international trailer for 'Percy Jackson 2' has sprung from the depths of the web, featuring a look at the 'Sea of Monsters'' many wild set pieces, new characters and beasties.
Since we're currently stuck in a cultural moment where everything looks like 'Twilight,' 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' makes us nostalgic for the time when everything looked like 'Harry Potter.' A new batch of posters for the Greek god-themed fantasy adventure have arrived. While they may not catch the eye of non-fans, they're sure to delight people already familiar with this series.
With 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' only a few months away, it's time that we got down to brass tacks and started asking the important questions. Questions like "Was anyone, anywhere, actually looking forward to another 'Percy Jackson' movie?" Snark aside, the new 'Sea of Monsters' trailer goes a long way to justifying its existence by showing off lots of monsters. Lots and lots of monsters.
'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' is the second film in a franchise that arrived with a shrug back in 2010. Can it grab the audience that ignored the first film? Can it fill the void left by the insanely successful 'Harry Potter' franchise? We won't know until later this summer.
But hey, there's a new poster!