Looking for all the world like a cross between E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Jaws (1975), Monster Trucks is aiming squarely at the family friendly adventure audience.
Directed by Ice Age (2002) veteran Chris Wedge, Monster Trucks finds Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Tripp, a disaffected young man mired in mild misbehaviour and looking for away to escape his dreary life and annoying step dad. He potentially finds it when he stumbles across a creature from a subterranean world that has been orphaned and needs him as much as he needs it.
But with a mercenary squad on the hunt for the creature and his family, it will take Tripp, new bestie Meredith (Jane Levy) and a group of friends to ensure the monsters in the trucks don't end up as part of an experiment.
With Thomas Lennon (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Holt McCallany (Fight Club), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan) in the cast, Monster Trucks is out in cinemas now.