George Clooney‘s World War II tale The Monuments Men has been pushed to an unspecified date in early 2014. We’ve learned that the pic was delayed because visual effects could not be completed in time for the Sony film’s scheduled December 18 release date. Composer Alexandre Desplat also has not yet recorded the score. The thriller about a platoon of art historians and museum directors tasked with rescuing priceless art from the Nazis did well in screenings late last week in Phoenix and the week before in Sherman Oaks, CA. The film now won’t be eligible for the Academy Awards, but it was never Clooney’s goal to push it for Oscar attention. Rather, he intended to make an ensemble film in the style of 1961′s The Guns Of Navarone. Clooney also is burning the candle at both ends. He’s busy shooting Disney’s Tomorrowland as well as trying to wrap up Monuments Men.
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