A couple weeks ago, we had reported that George Clooney’s The Monuments Men was being delayed to handle issues with the story’s tone and the special effects. That doesn’t mean the marketing isn’t going to keep rolling. Today, we’ve got the new International trailer for the film about the real life team of unlikely heroes sent into the heart of WWII to save some of the world’s finest art from the Nazis.
Along with Clooney, Monuments Men which also stars Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, and Hugh Bonneville.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.