With Sony Pictures having decided to open David Ayer’s Fury four weeks earlier than previously announced — Friday, 10.17 instead of Friday, 11.14 — doesn’t it make sense to sneak it during the New York Film Festival, which will run from 9.26 through 10.12? Sony announced by way of a 7.30 N.Y. Times story that they want to be part of the Best Picture conversation, and a NYFF debut would certainly be the way to push that subject. The NYFF will announce its slate tomorrow so we’ll know soon enough. The WWII blood, guts and tanks drama costars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman. The 10.17 date belonged to The Interview before it was bumped back to a 12.25 opening.