New ‘Skyscraper’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson vs. a Towering Inferno

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Universal has dropped a new trailer for Skyscraper, the latest film starring Dwayne ‘I work harder than you’ Johnson.

The wrestler-turned-media mogul superstar plays a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran who has to put his skills to use when bad guys take over the tallest building in the world. Oh, the building’s also on fire, he’s been framed for it, his family is trapped inside, and he has a prosthetic leg.

The trailer below plays out more like a clip, and shows off a thrilling sequence that may be a little uncomfortable for those with acrophobia. Johnson and writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber had a hit with Central Intelligence, and it looks like they’ve put together another easy-to-digest mainstream package; Johnson, a Die Hard formula, PG-13, a perfect setting for that China box office money. Hopefully we’re in for a ridiculous, entertaining, popcorn-munching time here.

Skyscraper, also starring Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber and Hannah Quinlivan, arrives in Australia on July 12 and hits the U.S. on July 13.

Official synopsis for Skyscraper:

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.

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