Band of brothers

Band of brothers
BONDED: Michael Pena, Shia LaBeouf, David Ayer, Jon Bernthal and Logan Lerman.

It features a tank, soldiers and warfare, but Fury isn't just a war movie.

Director David Ayer will tell you that it is actually a drama about a dysfunctional family.

It involves a tank crew who have to accept a new soldier into their unit - the way a family adopts a new member - and the result is a lot of insults, taunting and fighting.

At the same time, the team has to be a cohesive unit to stay alive on the front lines of the final days of World War II.

Set in April 1945, Fury, which opens here tomorrow, is told over 24 hours through the eyes of a new recruit, Norman (Logan Lerman).

Trained to type rather than kill, the young soldier is given a brutal introduction to the horrors of war when he is assigned to battle-hardened tank commander Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt).

Wardaddy's "family" includes tank gunner Boyd "Bible" Swan (Shia LaBeouf), loader Grady Travis (Jon Bernthal) and driver Trini Garcia (Michael Pena).

"The movie is a slice of life. It's a portrait of a family in horrible conditions," said Ayer to Indiewire.

"This family just happens to drive a tank around and kill people."

Ayer was very certain he didn't want stereotypical characters of a typical war movie. He wanted ordinary men, but guys with a real bond.

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