Back in September, Pixar's massive release date pushback gave moviegoers the prospect of a 2014 without a single Pixar movie. Now, with less than two months to go before its original release date, the George Clooney movie The Monuments Men has been delayed to 2014,
The L.A. Times is reporting that the movie has been delayed to sometime in early 2014. The Monuments Men was originally set to be released on December 18.
The Times report quotes director George Clooney directly as saying he and his crew "just didn't have enough time" to finish the flick by December. Clooney went on to say that the production doesn't have enough people to put in the hours to finish the movie's effects, which he stated he wouldn't accept as looking "cheesy."
The Monuments Men is a World War II movie based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel. The movie follows an Allied platoon that is tasked with saving art and cultural relics stolen by Nazis during the war. Clooney assembled quite an ensemble cast for the movie, which includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Hohn Goodman, Cate Blanchett, and Clooney himself.
The movie had also been pegged as a possible Oscar contender, but will not make the release deadline for next year's Academy Awards. Clooney told the Times that an Oscar was not his goal, saying, "...we wanted to make a commercial, non-cynical piece of entertainment."