Skyscraper, the upcoming action-thriller from Seven Bucks and Legendary Pictures starring Dwayne Johnson, just released Extended Trailer #2, directed and written by Rawson M. Thurber. Co-starring with Johnson are Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Pablo Schreiber, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, and Noah Taylor.
“Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary Pictures’ ‘SKYSCRAPER as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, 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.”
According to Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures, back on May 26, 2016, it was announced that Legendary Entertainment had won the bidding war for the Chinese-set action adventure film Skyscraper, which Dwayne Johnson would star as a lead. Rawson Marshall Thurber attached as a scriptwriter, film director, and producer, while Beau Flynn would produce the film through his Flynn Picture Company, with Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, while Universal Pictures would handle the distribution rights. On June 22, 2017, it was reported that Neve Campbell had signed on the project to star along with Johnson, who would play a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and war veteran and now head of security for skyscrapers. In July 2017, Chin Han and Pablo Schreiber joined the cast of the film. In August 2017, Byron Mann and Hannah Quinlivan joined the cast, while a few days later, Variety confirmed that Noah Taylor had also been cast in the film. On August 22, 2017, Roland Møller was added to the cast of the film for one of the main roles. Principal photography on the film began on August 14, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia
Written and Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Theatrical Release Date: July 13, 2018
Article by: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer
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