Written and directed by Ayer, "Fury" stars Pitt as Wardaddy, the battle-hardened leader of a Sherman tank crew on a perilous mission behind enemy lines in
Ayer produced the film with Bill Block, John Lesher and Ethan Smith.
On its new date, "Fury" will open against the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu drama "Birdman," the animated movie "Book of Life," the horror flick "Dracula Untold," the romance "The Best of Me" and the crime thriller "Nightcrawler."
An October release gives "Fury" an elongated awards-season runway, a strategy that worked well for movies like
"Fury" could also pop up at one of the fall film festivals (Telluride, Toronto, New York), though no firm plans have been announced.