In a twist on the usual profit at all costs mentality that usually pervades modern Hollywood the news has come out that The Monuments Men film has had its release date pushed back to early 2014. The film was seen as being a possible awards contender based on pre-release buzz and the subject matter of the film. Alas the Martin Scorsese movie The Wolf of Wall Street will not meet its initial November release date and has been pushed back. This has had the effect of making the December release schedule look too crowded. Something had to give and it is this film.
The Monuments Men tells the true story of a group of art specialists who are trying to prevent the destruction of art and sculpture during the late period of the second world war as the Nazi forces are pushed back through Europe. An impressive cast featuring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Jean DuJardin and Cate Blanchett make this Clooney directed film look and feel like a critical and commercial success.
The Monuments Men will now be released on 7th February 2014.