George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' Delayed Until Early 2014

George Clooney's World War II drama, 'The Monuments Men', was originally scheduled for a release date of December 18th 2013. However Sony has pushed the movie back until an unspecified date in February 2014 due to its visual effects not being completed on time, reported The Los Angeles Times.

george clooney
George Clooney and Hugh Bonneville in 'The Monuments Men'

"We just didn't have enough time," said the director and starring actor, George Clooney. "If any of the effects looked cheesy, the whole movie would look cheesy." Clooney, who is currently in London to score the music for the film with composer Alexandre Desplat and a 110-piece orchestra are in a race to finish it.

The delay stems from time constraints and a lack of workers on the project, as the 52 year-old actor stated, "We simply don't have enough people to work enough hours to finish it."

The epic war drama depicts the true story of a platoon including art historians and curators, who are tasked with the impossible mission of going behind enemy lines into Germany to attempt to rescue looted artistic masterpieces from the last 1000 years and return them safely back to the rightful owners.

Watch 'The Monuments Men' trailer here

The new date of release prevents the film to be eligible for the upcoming Academy Awards. Clooney reiterates that this isn't a major problem as it wasn't his goal or intention to try to compete for the Oscars. "All we've ever said, from the very beginning, is that we wanted to make a commercial, non-cynical piece of entertainment," the 'Gravity' actor said, as he wanted to make the film in a 'The Guns of Navarone' style, an American war film from 1961.

In addition to Clooney the film boosts an ensemble cast of Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman and Cate Blanchett. Filming took place earlier this year in Germany and England.

Clooney and his producing partner, Grant Heslov adapted the screenplay from Robert Edsel's nonfiction work 'The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History.'

the monuments men
The new release date for 'The Monuments Men' is now in Febraury 2014


Contactmusic

Tags: George Clooney

Advertisement

More George Clooney

George Clooney Still Suffering From Back Injury Sustained In 2005 Movie 'Syriana'

Almost ten years have passed since George Clooney executive produced and starred in the Oscar-nominated thriller film 'Syriana,' and he is still suffering from the...

How Sandra Bullock Became The Highest Paid Actress In Hollywood

The results of Forbes annual celebrity rich list are in and it is with a certain amount of surprise thatSandra Bullockwas the highest paid film...

George Clooney and fiancee Amal Alamuddin Get Marriage License

Looks like it won't be long at all before the man formerly known as Hollywood's most eligble bachelor walks down the aisle. George Clooney and...

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

Ahead of his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has something else to celebrate as well – the apology he received from The Daily Mail...

Advertisement

George Clooney & Angelina Jolie VS. Daily Mail - Clooney Refuses Apology & Jolie Takes Legal Action

The Daily Mail hasn't been enjoying the greatest week and whatever relationship the British tabloid had with Hollywood darlings George Clooney and Angelina Jolie is...

George Clooney Doesn't Accept Daily Mail Apology For Publishing False Story About Fiancé's Mother

George Clooney rejected an apology from a British tabloid for publishing a false story.On Friday (July 11th), the Hollywood star wrote a second op-ed for...

A Week In News: North Korea Threatens Seth Rogen, George Clooney Gets Angry, And Robin Thicke Is Knocked Out

Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall...

George Clooney Rejects Daily Mail Apology Over Claims Regarding Fiancee's Mother

George Clooney has been left reeling in fury in a spat with The Daily Mail. The actor admonished the British tabloid for printing what he...

Advertisement

Comments

George Clooney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on George Clooney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All