Watch: Newsreel Trailer Wants You to Support 'The Monuments Men'
"Monuments Men are not selected for their might, but rather, their minds." Though The Monuments Men originally should have been theaters this Oscar season, it's not arriving until February 2014. Thankfully, that's not too far away, and to remind people that the film from director George Clooney (who also stars in the film) is still coming, Sony Pictures has revealed a trailer in the form of a newsreel that used to precede films decades ago. Focusing on the outfit known as The Monuments Men, the reel calls attention to a website asking for your "support," much like the troops of WW II. It's a pretty clever bit of marketing.
Here's the newsreel trailer for George Clooney's The Monuments Men from Sony Pictures:
The Monuments Men is directed by George Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck, The Ides of March) who co-wrote the script with his producing partner Grant Heslov. An adaptation Robert M. Edsel's book of the same name, the film follows the true story of a hand-picked group of art experts chosen by the U.S. government to retrieve artwork stolen by the Nazis. Clooney also stars in the film along with an impressive cast including Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Hugh Bonneville. Columbia Pictures releases the film on February 7th early next year. Looking good?