‘The Monuments Men’ Release Pushed Back

The_Monuments_Men_2013As the latest potential Oscar contender to exit the awards race, Sony’s George Clooney-directed WWII drama “The Monuments Men” has moved to first quarter 2014.

According to Clooney, the film won’t be ready in time to make its original Dec. 18 release date.

Sony has yet to set a new date for the pic.

The news, which broke Tuesday evening, surprised the industry, especially since Sony has been so high on the film, having begun marketing the film with two theatrical trailers already.

“Monuments Men,” which is based on the book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter, tells the true story of a motley crew of historians and art dealers, who were sent behind enemy lines to rescue stolen art from the Nazis.

Source: Variety