Monster Trucks is a 2017 American action comedy film produced by Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies and Disruption Entertainment. It was directed by Chris Wedge and written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Derek Connolly and Matthew Robinson. The film stars Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper and Holt McCallany, and follows a high schooler who finds an escaped monster living in his truck.
Principal photography of the film began on April 4, 2014, in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Released by Paramount Pictures throughout Europe in December 2016 and in the United States on January 13, 2017, the film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed $57 million worldwide against its $125 million budget. It has considered by sources such as Forbes and The Los Angeles Times as a box office flop.
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp Coley (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 whom he names Creech, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.