An action hero’s work is never done, and Dwayne Johnson will be flexing his muscles in Skyscraper – not to be confused with the infamously awful Anna Nicole Smith-starring 1996 movie of the same name. An action thriller that sounds like a cross between Die Hard and The Towering Inferno, Skyscraper stars Johnson as Will Ford, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and war veteran who is now an inspector who assesses the security of high-rise buildings around the world. While on assignment in Hong Kong, Will finds the tallest and supposedly the safest building in the world ablaze. Will is framed for starting the fire, and now a wanted fugitive, Will must team up with the building’s designer and owner to save his family who are trapped in the burning skyscraper.
From Left to Right: Chin Han, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber
Singaporean actor Chin Han (The Dark Knight, Ghost in the Shell, Independence Day: Resurgence), Neve Campbell (House of Cards, Scream), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, The Wire, Orange is the New Black), Noah Taylor (Shine, Game of Thrones, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Byron Mann (Arrow, The Big Short, Cold War) and Hannah Quinlivan (S.M.A.R.T. Chase) have been cast alongside Johnson.
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Skyscraper is written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who directed Johnson in Central Intelligence and has also helmed the comedies We’re the Millers and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The pitch for Skyscraper sparked a multi-studio bidding war, which was eventually won by Legendary Pictures.
Johnson and Thurber are producing Skyscraper alongside Beau Flynn, who has produced Johnson-starring films including San Andreas, Hercules and Baywatch, and Flynn’s producing partner Wendy Jacobson. Dany Garcia (Baywatch) and Hiram Garcia (Fast and Furious 7) will executive produce.
Skyscraper will rise in July 2018.