There are few stars in Hollywood busier than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In the last 12 months, the actor starred in no fewer than four big movies, including the wildly successful Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. His next film is the action thriller Skyscraper, which hits theaters in July. A new trailer has now been released.
Skyscraper stars Johnson as Will Sawyer, a former US Marine who now assesses security for skyscrapers. He’s hired to work in China, on the tallest, most advanced building in the world. Inevitably, it’s taken over by bad guys and set alight, with Sawyer the only man who can stop them and save his family. Although the set up is very Die Hard-esque, the movie looks like it’ll have much more in common with Johnson’s 2015 disaster epic San Andreas. Check it out above.
Skyscraper also stars Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black), Neve Campbell (Scream), Noah Taylor (Preacher), and Byron Mann (Altered Carbon). It’s directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who previously directed Johnson in 2016’s Central Intelligence, as well as helming the comedies We’re the Millers and Dodgeball. It hits theaters on July 13.
In related news, more details have emerged about another of Johnson’s upcoming projects–the Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw. The movie will also star Jason Stathatm and will be directed by Deadpool 2’s David Leitch. From Leitch’s description, it sounds quite a bit different from the rest of the franchise’s entries.
“I think we want to have our own take on the Fast universe,” Leitch said. “It will definitely have elements of the original DNA, but it is more drifting into Shaw’s spy word and Dwayne’s agent world and, obviously, we want to build on their relationship, their conflict, their banter. That chemistry that they have between them, that’s sort of what’s driving the movie.”