We got our first look at Dwayne Johnson’s new action thriller, Skyscraper, during last night’s Super Bowl. After the game, the full trailer was released for the film and it gives a lot more context for the story. Johnson plays Will Ford, a former FBI agent who seems to have turned to a career as a private security consultant after an incident in the field where he loses his leg. then, through a series of events, the building catches on fire, terrorists take his family captive (above the fire line), and he gets blamed for it all. From there it’s all bubble gum and ass-kicking, minus the bubble gum.
Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.
Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, We’re the Millers), the 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch), Johnson, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence).
Skyscraper’s executive producers are Dany Garcia (Baywatch, Ballers), Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas), Eric McLeod (Kong: Skull Island, Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Eric Hedayat (The Great Wall, Real Steel). The film will be released by Universal Pictures.