Dwayne Johnson’s Action Film ‘SKYSCRAPER’ Gets Release Date
Universal Pictures has announced that they’ve set a release date for Legendary’s SKYSCRAPER, an upcoming action film starring Dwayne Johnson. The film reteams Johnson with his Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber on Friday, July 13, 2018.
Johnson plays a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and US 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, this 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn, Johnson and Thurber. Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will be executive producing, with Wendy Jacobson co-producing.
Johnson has quite a busy schedule. He will be reprising Hobbs in Fate of the Furious out in theaters on April 14, in Baywatch on May 26, in HBO’s Ballers Season 3 on July 23 and leading the Jumanji reboot on December 22.
BREAKING: Grateful to share this big news. Universal Studios and @Legendary Pictures have declared JULY 13th 2018 SKYSCRAPER weekend. Massive scale of a movie we've been developing for almost two years and we start shooting this August – in CHINA. Our script, written and to be directed by Rawson Thurber, focuses on the world's largest skyscraper – that's on fire. A towering inferno almost a mile into the sky and my wife and kids are trapped on the top floor. My character is a disabled US War Vet and former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader. This character is inspired by the thousands of disabled US veterans and war heroes I've had the honor of shaking hands with over the years. This character is also an homage to the every day man and woman who, despite all odds, will dig deep and do everything possible to protect and save their family. Research for this film has been a real education for me (and that's saying a lot considering my horrible freshman year GPA) from meeting with the world's top skyscraper architects to spending amazing time with our US combat and disabled vets. Good thing I'm not afraid of heights. But at 4,000ft it's a different story. Let's get to work. #CHINA #SevenBucksProds #FlynnPicturesCo #Zhao #SKYSCRAPER JULY 13th 2018