Monster Trucks
Lucas Till stars as teenager Tripp in Monster Trucks Paramount Pictures

Monster Trucks has debuted its first trailer and by the looks of it, the movie's title seems more literal than expected. Although the title may seem to allude to gigantic trucks with large wheels and extreme power, the Paramount Pictures's family movie has none of these elements. In fact, as the name suggests, "The monster is in the truck," a voice suggests in the trailer.

Monster Trucks tells the story of a teenager named Tripp (played by Lucas Till), who feels the desperate urge to escape his town. To put his thoughts into action, the high-school student even builds a "Monster Truck" right from scratch using scrapped cars but that's when something unexpected happens.

"After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend," the movie synopsis reads.

See the first trailer for Monster Trucks here:

As described in the synopsis, the family-oriented movie promises to be an action-filled adventure that will keep the viewers on the edge yet ultimately touch the heart.

"He likes hiding in my truck," Tripp says in the trailer when he introduces the strange creature to his friend. Explaining how the engine is powered by the happy monster residing in Tripp's vehicle, the trailer goes on to feature some light-hearted scenes, including a selfie clicking moment between Tripp and the creature.

As the trailer intensifies, there seems to be a hunt for the strange creature. Soon, an entire gang of monster trucks can be seen, justifying the message on-screen: "One monster team."

Directed by Chris Wedge, the movie stars Till, Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Barry Pepper and Tucker Albrizzi. It is scheduled to hit theatres on 13 January 2017.