Posted on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
Nearly three years after it started shooting, Monster Trucks is finally getting ready to pull into theaters. And while we’d normally say something hopeful here about the possibility of it being worth the wait, the truth is that expectations for this movie couldn’t be lower. Not only is Paramount Pictures dumping it in the doldrums of January here in the U.S., it’s already taken a $115 million writedown on the film. So the question here isn’t so much “is Monster Trucks any good?” as “okay, but how bad is it really?”
Well, the first reviews are rolling in, and the answer seems to be… well, find out for yourself. Get the Monster Trucks early buzz below. Read More »
This weekend brings Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to theaters, which means millions of Harry Potter fans will be flocking to theaters to see if this new five film franchise will be worth their time. That also makes the release of the movie a prime opportunity for other studios to promote the movies they have coming up to a huge audience, and one of those appears to be Paramount Pictures looking to reduce their projected money loss from next year’s Monster Trucks.
Hoping to pick up some new excited viewers, a new Monster Trucks trailer has just arrived, and it is positively desperate to win over Harry Potter fans, even going so far as to use an orchestral arrangement that sounds like a rip-off of John Williams’ signature score. Find out what I mean after the jump. Read More »
All the major studios are having conference calls and meetings with their investors this week to talk about the upcoming fourth quarter of the fiscal year. Disney downplayed the expectations of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story a bit; Netflix talked about eventually having 50% of their library made up of original programming, and now Paramount Pictures has delivered some troubling but unsurprising news about one of their upcoming projects.
The family friendly action adventure movie Monster Trucks is projected to lose Paramount Pictures around $115 million. The movie doesn’t even hit theaters until January 13, 2017 and the studio is already expecting it to hit the box office below initial expectations. Find out more about Monster Trucks box office predictions after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Lucas Till was part of CBS’s MacGyver panel for the Television Critics Association. As the new lead, he was excited to talk about being Angus MacGyver. Before the series, Till filmed a role in the Monster Trucks movie and he was just as enthusiastic about that. Speaking with reporters after the MacGyver panel, Till described the film’s unique take on the title vehicles, which in real life refer to trucks that perform in stadium arenas.
“Basically it’s a creature that comes from somewhere and it gets into my truck,” Till said. “I’m a kid who wants to get away from my hometown that I’m in because it sucks, I hate my dad. It’s like How to Train Your Dragon but half live-action. How to Train Your Truck.” Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
Monster Trucks‘ road to the screen has been a long and winding one. Originally put into development in 2013, it finished shooting in 2014 for release in summer 2015… only to be delayed to Christmas 2015, and then to spring 2016, and then all the way to early 2017. But Paramount is finally ready to offer us a little peek of what’s in store. And what’s in store is far weirder than we would have guessed.
Lucas Till, who can currently be seen playing a middle-aged man in X-Men: Apocalypse, stars as a teenager named Tripp, who befriends a squishy subterranean creature that lives in and powers his junky old car. Yup, turns out the title “Monster Trucks” is very, very literal. Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Thomas Lennon, and Danny Glover also star. Chris Wedge directed. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Monster Trucks keeps speeding further and further into the future. The live-action / CG film, originally slated to open in May of this year, has been delayed yet again, this time from 2016 all the way to 2017. Taking its old 2016 slot will be The Little Prince, an animated adaptation of the classic children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
While they were at it, Paramount also set new dates for SpongeBob SquarePants 3 and Amusement Park. Get all the Paramount Animation release dates after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already crushing the opposition this holiday season. Paramount’s Monster Trucks is the latest release to speed away from a showdown with the Disney juggernaut, moving from Christmas 2015 to spring 2016. More on the new Monster Trucks release date after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ethan Hunt will be embarking on his next adventure a bit earlier than expected. Paramount has bumped up Mission: Impossible 5 by five months to summer 2015. Meanwhile, Monster Trucks is being delayed by seven months so it can take Mission: Impossible 5‘s old Christmas 2015 berth.
More details on the Mission Impossible 5 release date change after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
For a while there, it looked like Hollywood might be learning a lesson about toy-based films. Yes, the Transformers franchise continues to rake in the dough, but Battleship was one of the floppiest flops of the year, and Universal scrapped their plans to make movies based on other Hasbro board games.
Then The Lego Movie hit theaters, dominating the box office and earning stellar reviews besides. Suddenly, a Monster Trucks movie looks like a good idea. Such a good idea, in fact, that it’s begun casting, with Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy and X-Men: First Class‘s Lucas Till eyed for the leads.
After the jump, find out more about that, as well as why Warner Bros. is considering making Ninjago before it gets around to The Lego Movie 2. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
Moviegoing audiences love their cars, whether in alien robot form or as high-speed heist tools. Paramount learned that lesson with their lucrative Transformers series, and now they’re preparing to launch a whole other franchise called Monster Trucks.
Paramount Animation has tapped Blue Sky Studios’ Chris Wedge (Ice Age) to direct the original live-action / CG hybrid, which has a script by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda). Production is expected to get underway next year for a 2015 release. Hit the jump for all the details.
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