Jungles, deserts, helicopters, high schools, and now skyscrapers? What environment can't The Rock dominate?
If his Super Bowl commercial proves anything, that list of undominated locales (now including 240 floors in the air) is growing ever shorter.
Dodgeball writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber made his bones with commercials for the big game (“Terry Tate: Office Linebacker”), proved his action mettle with Central Intelligence, and is reteaming with the aforementioned film's Dwayne Johnson for the high-rise disaster Skyscraper.
The teaser trailer revealed very little aside from a boardroom conference and a flashback to happier times for family man Johnson.
But now, we know that The Rock will be running, jumping, and hanging (by a prosthetic leg, no less) all along a high-rise so high that the ground isn't even visible. The Die Hard-esque building thriller is full of campy action and fiery cinematography.
Here's the official synposis:
"Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. 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."
Sounds like the perfect recipe for a vertical version of Johnson’s campy-yet-fun mega-earthquake disaster flick San Andreas.
Perhaps more fittingly with the towering film is the throwback The Towering Inferno, which Skyscraper in all its hyper-macho former-FBI goodness may be redoing in a modern, post-9/11 way.