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Published On: Wed, Jul 4th, 2018

New ‘Skyscraper’ trailer has Dwayne Johnson leaping from a building into flames

Universal has released a new Skyscraper trailer for the upcoming action film centered around Dwayne Johnson.

The film is based on an original idea by writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) and stars Dwayne Johnson as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader who now assesses security for skyscrapers. While assessing the tallest building in the world in China, the thing goes up in flames and he’s being framed for the crime. In a race against time, Johnson must save his family and clear his name.

This is, I think, the third official trailer for the film, so this is an extra marketing push a couple weeks out from release. The trailer opens with an extended action sequence in which Johnson jumps out a window, leaps through a fan (that’s also on fire), and then nearly falls off. There’s clearly a lot of action oriented around the titular skyscraper, but I’m curious to see how the story holds up given that these set pieces are clearly very augmented by CGI.

Check out the new Skyscraper trailer below. The film opens July 13th and also stars Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan.

SKYSCRAPER – In Theaters  July 13

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Here’s the official synopsis for 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 IntelligenceWe’re the Millers), the 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn (San AndreasBaywatch), Johnson, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (San AndreasCentral Intelligence).

Skyscraper’s executive producers are Dany Garcia (BaywatchBallers), Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas), Eric McLeod (Kong: Skull IslandPirates of the Caribbean series) and Eric Hedayat (The Great Wall, Real Steel).  The film will be released by Universal Pictures.

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