Dwayne Johnson rappels around the outside of a burning skyscraper, through broken glass and spinning blades, to get to his family trapped inside the building. The new minute and a half Skyscraper trailer finds Johnson dangling hundreds of feet in the air with no help in sight while everything around him burns. But, not to worry – of course he figures out a way to escape from certain death. It wouldn’t be a Dwayne Johnson action film without multiple near-death escapes.
In addition to Dwayne Johnson, the cast of Skyscraper includes Neve Campbell (House of Cards), 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).
Skyscraper was written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, We’re the Millers). The action thriller was produced by Dwayne Johnson, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch), and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence). 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 where it will go up against the family-friendly 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.