George Clooney's "The Monuments Men
" starring Cate Blanchett has a new release date - February 7, 2014.
Originally scheduled for December 18, 2013, Sony and 20th Century Fox moved the date to ensure that Clooney and his team aren't rushed to complete the film's visual effects and music in time.
The change moves "The Monuments Men" out of the Oscar race, which, according to Deadline
's interview with Clooney, was never the filmmakers priority.
“We’ve been very clear that we’re trying to make our first un-cynical film, a commercial movie,” he said. “You can tell by the cast we put together that it’s going to have light tones to it. We never thought that chasing Oscars was our play, we said it from the first interview. This is a movie we want audiences to see without alienating people like a lot of our films have. What I loved was that Sony and Fox listened and said, OK, let’s get out of here. We’d rather the movie be successful and have you put it out when you’re comfortable with how it looks. This is a period film and it can’t look like CG. It has to look like it’s real. We’re close, but we’re not there yet.”