December 29, 2013 1:26 pm

Big-budget ‘Monster Trucks’ to roll into Vancouver in April

A movie capitalizing on the popularity of monster truck shows will be shot in Vancouver in early 2014.

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TORONTO — Vancouver will play host this summer to a movie that Paramount hopes will become its next blockbuster franchise.

Monster Trucks is scheduled to be filmed in the city from early April until mid-July.

Chris Wedge (Epic, Ice Age) is set to direct the movie, which will combine computer-generated images with live action.

Wedge won an Oscar in 1999 for his short animated film Bunny.

The script was was written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, who both penned the Kung Fu Panda movies.

Monster Trucks has been booked into Vancouver Film Studios and is currently scheduling location shoots around the city.

No cast has yet been announced.

The production comes with a monster budget — reportedly $100 million.

Paramount will release Monster Trucks on May 29, 2015.

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