Are you a resident of a Shirburn, a tiny village in the Oxfordshire region of England? Does it sound like World War III just broke out about 500 yards from your house? If you’ve answered yes to both of these questions, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you don’t need to go down to your fallout shelter; World War III has not begun. The bad news is Brad Pitt is recreating World War II in your backyard, so it could get a little loud for the foreseeable future. You might want to invest in some ear plugs (or maybe go hang out in your fallout shelter).
According to The Guardian, residents of Shirburn have been warned not to be alarmed if they hear any “gunfire and explosions.” That’s because Pitt is in town shooting Fury, a war flick written and directed by End Of Watch’s David Ayer. Shooting—and I do mean shooting—will continue for the next several weeks, and the production has been flyering the area to help residents prepare themselves for “loud and unexpected noises.”
Here’s The Guardian’s plot description of Fury:
“Fury is set in 1945, as Pitt’s tank crew attempt a dangerous mission behind German lines. According to the Standard a replica German village will be built around an existing farm, and other buildings have been taken over and set up as production bases.”
The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, and a substantial arsenal of period weaponry. You can follow the production via Ayer’s Twitter account, or by listening for the sound of distant explosions.