Paramount has released the first Monster Trucks trailer. The story focuses on a high school senior (Lucas Till) who befriends a monster that he uses to power his truck. It looks like a silly little family film that would be right at home on the Disney Channel. That’s not to throw any shade towards the picture, which looks cute and something that young kids can enjoy.
Check out the Monster Trucks trailer below, click here for Perri’s interview with Till, and click here for her interview with director Chris Wedge. The film also stars Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Barry Pepper, Tucker Albrizzi, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Frank Whaley, and Thomas Lennon. Monster Trucks opens January 13, 2017.
Here’s the official synopsis for Monster Trucks:
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.