Monster Trucks Projected To Lose $115 Million For Paramount Pictures
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 doesnt even hit theaters until January 13, 2017 and the studio is already expecting it to hit the box office below initial expectations.
The projected stumbling of Monster Trucks should come as no surprise since Paramount Pictures has delayed the film over a year already. The project was initially set for release on May 29, 2015; then it ended up getting pushed back to December 25, 2015. Then it was pushed back another year for release this coming January, a month that is usually a dumping ground for bad comedy and horror release and the movies Hollywood doesnt know what to do with.
The concept behind Monster Trucks is an interesting one as it follows a couple of older teens (Lucas Till and Jane Levy) who stumble upon some kind of alien creature with the ability to hide inside and control automobiles. More specifically, the creature ends up getting comfortable inside of some heavy duty trucks. Of course, the government (led by Holt McCallany) ends up in pursuit, as they always do, and the kids and the creature end up on the run, getting a little help from Danny Glover along the way. The rest of the cast includes Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, and Rob Lowe.