It’s been more than five months since the first trailer for Paramount’s Monster Trucks surfaced, but we haven’t seen anything from this upcoming movie since then. With the January 13, 2017 release date just a few months away, the studio has unveiled the second trailer, which gives us a better look at this alien creature, appropriately named “Creech.” We also have a new poster for Monster Trucks, showcasing the octopus-like alien in action.
While we still have several months until this hits theaters, a report surfaced in September that claimed Monster Trucks would be a box office bomb. That report explained that Paramount Pictures is expecting the movie to tank, with the studio posting a $115 million “programming impairment charge,” which is “related to the expected performance of an unreleased film,” which sources have claimed is Monster Trucks. The studio hasn’t confirmed what the budget on Monster Trucks is, but it seems clear that they’re bracing for a big loss with this movie.
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.
The supporting cast includes Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Barry Pepper, Tucker Albrizzi, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Frank Whaley and Thomas Lennon. Chris Wedge (Ice Age) directs from a script by Derek Connolly, who wrote last year’s blockbuster Jurassic World and is also writing Kong: Skull Island a Flight of the Navigator remake and Star Wars 9 with his longtime collaborator Colin Trevorrow. Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, who have written all three of the Kung Fu Panda movies, came up with the original story for Monster Trucks.
Monster Trucks was originally given a March 2016 release date back in May 2015, but it was later pushed to January 13, 2017. The film is slated to go up against Sleepless starring Jamie Foxx and The Bye Bye Man starring Carrie-Anne Moss. Take a look at the new trailer and poster below for Monster Trucks, as we get ready for this monstrous movie.