Skyscraper is an upcoming American action disaster thriller film directed and written by Rawson M. Thurber. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Pablo Schreiber, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, and Noah Taylor. Filming started September 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is scheduled to be released in 2D and 3D by Universal Pictures on July 13, 2018.
Former FBI agent and amputee Will Sawyer lives in the tallest and “safest” skyscraper in Hong Kong with his family. The skyscraper itself, known as “The Pearl” houses several floors that function as their own society and despite the risks highlighted by Sawyer, who is the building’s head of security, his bosses insist that it is impenetrable. True to Sawyer’s belief, the building comes under attack by terrorists, forcing Sawyer to take action. Matters are complicated further when he finds himself framed for the attack, and his family trapped above the resulting fire line.
Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford now assesses security for skyscrapers. He’s on assignment in China when 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, which is trapped inside the building, above the fire line.
Initial release: July 12, 2018 (Germany)
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Screenplay: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Music composed by: Steve Jablonsky
Producers: Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Beau Flynn
Production companies: Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures