Could “Skyscraper” be this generation’s version of “Die Hard”? That’s the question on nobody’s mind, but one that we’re going to ask anyway. We’re used to seeing The Rock in cheesier, one-dimensional roles like in the “Fast and Furious” movies or “San Andreas”. But “Skyscraper” could just be the movie that places The Rock in the same league as Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Here’s the official synopsis of “Skyscraper”:
Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, 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, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence).
Skyscraper’s executive producers are Dany Garcia (Baywatch, Ballers), Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas), Eric McLeod (Kong: Skull Island, Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Eric Hedayat (The Great Wall, Real Steel). The film will be released by Universal Pictures.