By Sam Bussell
The Rock is at it again.
Universal Pictures released the second trailer for this summers action flick, ‘Skyscraper‘ which sees Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson channel his inner John McClane when he takes on the tallest building in the world.
Written and Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers) Johnson plays Will Sawyer a former FBI agent who now assess security for Skyscrapers and his latest assignment takes him to the tallest and safest building in the world. What seems like a simple assignment turns into a battle of survival as mercenaries take the building hostage and Sawyer must take them down while also making sure his family survives the night.
‘Skyscraper’ will be the second collaboration between Thurber and Johnson, after working together on the 2016 hit action comedy, ‘Central Intelligence‘ which also starred Kevin Hart. This will also be the second film ‘The Rock’ has come out with this year after the hit action film ‘Rampage‘ came out this Spring and is now the sixth highest grossing film of 2018; while also becoming the best reviewed video game adaptation on Rotten Tomatoes at 50%.
On Instagram, Johnson said Skyscraper was inspired by action films such as, ‘Die Hard‘, ‘Tower Inferno‘ and ‘The Fugitive‘ and that this is film one of the most intense productions he has ever participated in.
Along with Dwayne Johnson, the film also stars Neve Campbell, Chin Han, and Pablo Schreiber.
Skyscraper will jump its way into theaters on July 13th