'Monuments Men' Delayed Until Next Year

October 23, 2013


George Clooney's Monuments Men--largely thought to be an Oscar contender, and even more thought to have the most likable uniformed group since the Super Friends--isn't going to come out this year, so never mind the awards stuff. Though it's scheduled for December 18, Clooney has now told the L.A. Times his film isn't going to make its date, forcing Sony Pictures to bump it to 2014. The issue: if they rush it out, the CGI is going to look crummy, and then we'll find it even harder to believe that Clooney, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and Bob Balaban are together outside the confines of a Wes Anderson group shot.

"If any of the effects looked cheesy, the whole movie would look cheesy," Clooney told the paper. "We simply don't have enough people to work enough hours to finish it." The film is now expected to woefully find its place early next year, a rare still-consumable good in the studio dumpster of the late winter calendar. In the meantime, those desperately seeking a tale of Bill Murray and art restoration should continue watching Comedy Central until they play Ghostbusters II again.

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