In a new two-minute video for Universal Pictures and Legendary’s Skyscraper, action megastar Dwayne Johnson describes his character and talks about the film’s story. In the behind-the-scenes video, Johnson explains, “Will Sawyer’s a special character because when we meet him he’s an amputee and he’s just trying to put his life back together. The guy’s struggling.”
The new video also includes interviews with Johnson’s Skycraper co-star Neve Campbell, writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber, and producers Beau Flynn and Hiram Garcia. (Rawson Marshall Thurber previously directed Dwayne Johnson in the 2016 action comedy Central Intelligence.)
Chin Han (Ghost in the Shell), Noah Taylor (Preacher, Peaky Blinders), Roland Møller (Atomic Blonde), Byron Mann (Blood and Water, The Expanse), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Den of Thieves), and Hannah Quinlivan (Moon River) co-star in the action-thriller. 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) served as executive producers.
Universal Pictures is set to open Skyscraper in theaters on July 13, 2018, pitting it against the release of the animated sequel, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Skyscraper‘s rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language.
The Plot: 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.