Warner Bros. has confirmed that the eagerly awaited The Monuments Men has had its release date changed yet again and will now be released on 7th February 2014 as opposed to the rescheduled release date of 9th January. The film had already been delayed to work on visual effects and find the right “tone” for the movie.
Because of this, Variety has reported that the move has caused some shifts for a couple of other films such as Robocop, which has been moved from 7th February to 12th February and American Hustle has been moved from a Christmas release to The Monument’s original release date of 18th December 2013, with limited release on 13th December.
The Monuments Men is directed by George Clooney, who co-wrote and co-produced alongside Grant Heslov (The Ides of March); Clooney also heads up the all-star cast that includes Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin and Hugh Bonneville.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.