Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for George Clonney's The Monuments Men. It is in the style of an old newsreel called "Support the Monuments Men!" It calls attention to a website asking for your support.
The movie is based on the novel by Robert Edsel, and it follows art historians who landed at Normandy to rescue several pieces of art and landmarks from destruction. It really does look like an incredible movie.
An unlikely World War II platoon is 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.
The movie comes out on February 7th, and it also stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, and Bob Balaban.