Must Watch: First Trailer for Crazy Live-Action 'Monster Trucks' Movie
"Aren't you curious about where it came from?" Paramount has unleashed the first fun trailer for the crazy live-action Monster Trucks movie, directed by Chris Wedge, who worked on Ice Age and Robots before making this leap into live-action. The concept is kind of a mash-up between Transformers and Cars, with "monster trucks" that come to life as monsters, which seem to look like sharks. The ensemble cast includes Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Barry Pepper, Tucker Albrizzi, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Frank Whaley, and Thomas Lennon. This looks surprisingly kind of awesome, I'm actually excited to check it out now. As wacky as it seems, there's an edge to it that makes it quite appealing.
Here's the first official trailer for Chris Wedge's Monster Trucks, in high def from Apple:
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart. Monster Trucks is directed by Chris Wedge (director of Blue Sky's Ice Age, Robots and Epic previously) from a screenplay by Derek Connolly. Paramount will release the film in theaters starting January 13th, 2017 early next year. You up for this?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Hey, it's a unique story and actually looks pretty humorous. That's hard to find nowadays.
Xious on Jun 2, 2016
Exactly. I'm all for supporting originality. I hope it does well.
Trip on Jun 2, 2016
It's pretty clearly monsters that go into trucks, not trucks that "come alive" as monsters, genius
DanielShaw on Jun 2, 2016
I saw this on Apple yesterday and thought it looked like a direct to DVD movie. So I was surprised to see this labeled as a "must watch".
Todd on Jun 2, 2016
DAVIDPD on Jun 2, 2016
There's something honestly cheerful and childish about it. Something that god awful Transformers could never be. So, why not?
shiboleth on Jun 2, 2016
SMH. I smell toy franchise all over this....
RAW_D on Jun 2, 2016
This looks so cheesy and so corny that it just might be fun to watch.
octopus9498 on Jun 2, 2016
Wonder how much dust this script had on it when they dug it out of the 90's memorabilia box.
steve on Jun 4, 2016
So like Transformers... if it was fun? Nothing wrong with a movie being earnest. Might take my kids to this.
harm on Jun 6, 2016
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