Dwayne Johnson is reuniting with his “Central Intelligence” director Rawson Marshall Thurber for “Skyscraper”. The action-thriller sees The Rock playing an ex-military man who must rescue his family trapped inside a burning high-rise building. Clearly a modern-day take on the 1974 Steve McQueen classic “The Towering Inferno”.
Johnson today posted an image and a long caption on his Instagram page, teasing the movie. He does it with his trademark caustic wit and a tribute to US servicemen. He also revealed that the movie will be set in China, as that’s the flavour du jour for Hollywood in their ongoing efforts to win at the lucrative Chinese Box Office.
Here’s the official summary: “Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s 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.
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 and Thurber. Skyscraper’s executive producers are Dany Garcia (Baywatch, Ballers) and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence). Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas) is co-producer.”
“Skyscraper” premieres 13th July 2018.