Monster Trucks (film)

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Monster Trucks
Directed by Chris Wedge
Produced by Mary Parent
Written by Jonathan Aibel
Glenn Berger

Derek Connolly
Matthew Robinson
Starring Jane Levy
Lucas Till
Amy Ryan
Rob Lowe
Danny Glover
Barry Pepper
Holt McCallany
Paramount Animation
Disruption Entertainment
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • May 29, 2015 (2015-05-29)
Country United States
Language English

Monster Trucks is an upcoming American live-action/animated action film produced by Paramount Animation, it is directed by Chris Wedge and written by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger and Derek Connolly.[1] The film stars Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper and Holt McCallany.

Principal photography of the film began on May 13, 2014 in Chilliwack. The film is scheduled for a May 29, 2015 release, which Paramount Pictures will distribute the film.



On July 31, 2013 Paramount Animation announced that they were developing a new live-action/animated franchise like Transformers with its first $100 million budgeted film titled Monster Trucks, which Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger are set to write the film.[1] Chris Wedge is set to direct the animated film which will be produced by Mary Parent, set to start production in the first half of 2014 for a 2015 released.[1][10] Production will be done in Vancouver Film Studios in Vancouver.[11] On February 19, 2014 Jane Levy and Lucas Till joined the cast of the film.[2][12] On March 24, Amy Ryan landed a role in the film.[3] Later that week, Holt McCallany joined the cast as the unnamed villain.[4] In April 1, Frank Whaley and Danny Glover joined the cast of the film.[6] Later that month Thomas Lennon joined the cast.[8] On April 14, Barry Pepper joined the cast.[7] On April 24, Tucker Albrizzi who starred in Big Time Rush joined the cast.[9] Rob Lowe joined the cast five days later.[5][13]

In December 2013 it was announced that the film's production was set to begin in early April 2014 in Vancouver,[14] and it would wrap up filming in mid-July, the studio Vancouver Film Studios was booked for the production.[11] Principal photography began on April 4, 2014, in Kamloops, British Columbia.[15] Filming was spotted on May 13, 2014 in downtown Chilliwack, Canada.[16][17]


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  2. ^ a b c "Paramount Wants Lucas Till & Jane Levy in 'Monster Trucks' Toy Movie". February 19, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Amy Ryan Gears Up For ‘Monster Trucks’; Blake Jenner Creeps Into ‘Crawlspace;’ Pablo Larrain Helms ‘Scarface’". May 20, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Holt McCallany Revs Up Villainous Role In Paramount’s ‘Monster Trucks’". May 20, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Rob Lowe driving Monster Trucks". April 29, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Frank Whaley, Danny Glover Joining Lucas Till in 'Monster Trucks' (Exclusive)". 2014-05-20. Retrieved 4/1/2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Paramount’s ‘Monster Trucks’ Adds Barry Pepper". Apr 15, 2014. Retrieved Paramount’s ‘Monster Trucks’ Adds Barry Pepper. 
  8. ^ a b "Thomas Lennon Straps In For Paramount’s ‘Monster Trucks’". April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Chrissie Fit Cast In ‘Pitch Perfect 2′; Shohreh Aghdashloo To Narrate ‘Alam High School’; Tucker Albrizzi Joins ‘Monster Trucks’". April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Paramount Animation Looking to Tackle Monster Trucks". 1 August 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Big-budget ‘Monster Trucks’ to roll into Vancouver in April". 29 December 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Lucas Till - Lucas Till and Jane Levy to star in Monster Trucks". contactmusic. April 29, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Rob Lowe Joins ‘Monster Trucks’". April 29, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Updated production office info for Chris Wedge’s MONSTER TRUCKS filming in Vancouver to begin early April". Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "START: Big-Budget Live-Action Movie MONSTER TRUCKS Begins Filming". yvrshoots. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  16. ^ Hellinger, Mike (12 May 2014). "Chilliwack buzzing with film shoot downtown this week". Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  17. ^ J. Henderson, Paul (15 May 2014). "Downtown Chilliwack turns into Monster Trucks movie set". Retrieved 20 May 2014. 

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