“Skyscraper” Super Bowl Spot

By Creative Media Times

Universal Pictures

Its been a good year for Dwayne Johnson so far with the surprise success of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, topping the box-office for 5 non-consecutive weeks and a planned sequel moving forward.

The action hero will be back this summer with the action thriller “Skyscraper”, and its first full trailer was recently released by Universal after its Super Bowl spot on Sunday. It looks like an interesting take on Die Hard with Johnson playing a man with a prosthetic leg, running on cranes and leaping skyscrapers.

The film reunites Johnson with his “Central Intelligence” director Rawson Marshall Thurber who also wrote the film. Johnson plays Will Ford, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader, who now assesses security for skyscrapers after having a leg amputated.

“You’ve built the tallest, most advanced building in the world,” Johnson’s Ford tells the building’s owners. “But you’ve brought with it every single safety and security challenge that I can think of. Not only have you brought them all indoors, but you’ve trapped them 240 floors in the air.”

Skyscaper, which also stars Neve Campbell, Chin Han, and Roland Møller and is set to open on July 13th.

Here’s the film’s 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 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.