Dwayne Johnson stars in Skyscraper. Here's everything we know.

News Joseph Baxter

Feb 4, 2018

It’s no accident that Dwayne Johnson has become one of the most ubiquitous figures in Hollywood. The killer charisma that put him atop the pro wrestling industry as “The Rock” nearly two decades ago has successfully transitioned into mainstream box office success in an array of lucrative high-profile pictures. However, one project on his docket could see him channeling the smart-alecky one-man-army wit of Bruce Willis’s Die Hard run, only set in China.

Dwayne Johnson stars in the film, which quickly reunites him with his Central Intelligence writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber. 

Skyscraper Trailer

Check out the poster…

Skyscraper Release Date

Skyscraper has locked up the primo real estate of July 13, 2018. 

Skyscraper Cast

American Gods star Pablo Schreiber, along with Ghost in the Shell and The Dark Knight‘s Chin Han, will join in on the China-based action of Skyscraper. 

Neve Campbell is said to serve as the film’s co-star, directly opposite Johnson.

Skyscraper Story

Skyscraper will see Dwayne Johnson play – surprise, surprise – an all-around badass in a war veteran and former leader of an FBI hostage rescue team who works as a security consultant for skyscrapers. One such assignment in China, assessing the tallest building in the world, goes up in literal flames, leaving him framed for an immense case of arson; one that has left his family trapped in the upper floors. Now on the run, Johnson’s character must clear his name, rescue his family, find the real culprit(s), kick some ass and make things explode along the way. – Quite a to-do list.

For good measure, here’s the official synopsis:

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.

The Rock himself explained the pertinent details of Skyscraper on his Instagram:

Johnson was a prominent part of the global $1.5 billion bonanza in Furious 7, which generated nearly $391 million in China alone. He’ll reprise the role in Fate of the Furious next month.