If you’ve been wondering why Dwayne Johnson hasn’t taken the mantle from more 80’s and 90’s action stars, you’re not alone. Fortunately, Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Dodgeball) heard our pleas and the result seems to be Skyscraper, a Die Hard-esque action flick that is hitting theaters this summer.
In the movie, Johnson plays Will Ford, a U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China, he finds himself framed for setting a fire inside the world’s tallest (and supposedly safest) skyscraper. Also, he’s an amputee, and his family is stuck inside. Keeping with the genre fare, there’s probably a wise-cracking sidekick and bad one-liners. Check out that angry, intimidating death-stare from Mr. Nice Guy himself in the trailer below.
Skyscraper hits theaters on July 13th, 2018.